Sylt - Shadow And Contrast
To do the obvious is easy, and good. Going to the beach in summertime, taking pictures of perfect blue skies and happy people. To do the not so obvious is not so easy, and good. Going to the beach in wintertime, taking pictures of grey skies and absent people.
Ok, summer, sun and warm beach sand is something that most people would agree on as being soul soothing and relaxing. Yet I think that harsh climate, clean air and winter storms can also be soul cleansing and even relaxing. Only pictures won´t turn out so nicely. Unless you switch to black and white and try capturing that harsh, cold wintery spirit with a play of strong contrasts and dark shadows.
This was our second winter trip on the island of Sylt and I would do it over again. Long walks, no crowds and lots of winter sale.