TIFA 2022 Architecture / Cityscapes

Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay

  • Prize
    Silver in Architecture/Cityscapes
  • Photographer
    Deryk Baumgärtner
  • Photo Date

A scene like from the movie "The Perfect Storm" served as the backdrop for one of my absolute favorite photos from this year's Northern Lights trip. The wild sea with hurricane-like and very cold winds, the whipping snow and the northern lights shimmering through for a short time represented a combination of situations that you will probably only experience very rarely.

I’am a travel and landscape photographer. I’am based in Cologne / Germany and my journey into photography actually started way before I ever picked up a camera. I was actually always into art and drawing and that’s pretty much what I was focused on throughout school. As a photographer I love the challenge of trying to include just enough subjects into the frame to plant a seed of a story and then make the viewer to imagine the rest. I want my viewers to feel like they are right in the middle of the scene.