Photographer's Note

On my way home from a European tour on a lovely hazy evening, I decided to leave the Autobahn for a meal in Hamburg. Doing so I noticed some hot-air balloons on the other side of the Elbe river. I tried to find a place to stop for a nice shot of them and a big ship leaving the seaport. When it's finally possible, the balloons are too far away and the ship won't really get into the picture.

But when I turned around I saw the most beautiful sun setting over a preceding ship heading toward the Atlantic ocean...

The picture is taken near "Willkomm Höft - Wedel", a place where all ships passing are greeted with the national anthem and flied national flag.

Post pro [after scanning at 300 ppi]: Brightness +10 and contrast +20 and saturation -10, resized, ran NeatImage, sharpened, retouched, framed and saved for Web.

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