One of my favorite nearby locations here in the Ruhr area (Germany), is the spoil tip of the Prosper Haniel coal mine. Since my first visit there in 2014 I have gone up there at least twice a year. Never has the location with its otherworldly crater-like landscape on top of the spoil tip and Agustín Ibarrola‘s mystic art installation which was made of 100 old railroad crossties failed me in providing cool photo opportunities. From mystic silhouettes of the art installation and the people who come up here to vast panoramic cloudscapes over intimate landscapes of the vegetation around here, or abstract ICM-experimentation – there’s always something new to be discovered and captured. Haniel spoil tip might also be the place where I will begin my first explorations of night and astrophotography this fall with my brand new Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 lens. Stay tuned to see how this is going to work out.
So, after having gone there often in the past eight years and with no plans of stopping, I think it is high time to add this location to the “Ongoing projects” section on my website. Furthermore, this post contains what I consider my best shots from the Haniel spoil tip, conveniently compiled in the following gallery. I have already posted some of these photographs on FlickR or in previous posts here on my blog or on my Silhouettes gallery page. Others, however, have never been published before.
As always, click on the images to view them in an almost distraction-free lightbox.