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Rerik (Corona Solitude)

  • Prize
    Silver in Architecture/Others Architecture
  • Photographer
    Volker Birke
  • Website
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Nikon D850, Zeiss Distagon T* 15/2.8, tripod, PP in PS CC 2020
Abandoned pier taken at Rerik, Salzhaff, Baltic Sea coast, that had been shut down / cut off due the first and very strict CORONA shutdown what had been enforced in Germany in early 2020 (02/2020)!
Note that Rerik is a small coastal community but a significant tourist attraction on the Baltic Sea coast situated between Wismar and Rostock in Mecklenburg, among them Boltenhagen, the Island of Poel, Kühlungsborn, Heiligendamm. This pier has been actually re-opened for tourism just a couple of days ago! Great! Appreciated.

Homepage: https://www.volkerbirke.com/

Awards * International Color Awards 2020 - 1st place (Outstanding Achievement) and 3rd place (Honor of Distinction) as well as two honorable mentions and several nominations

* PX3 2013 - Silver Winner - Other Category
* PX3 2013 - Bronze Winner - Sunsets Category
* PX3 2013 - Bronze Winner(People Choice) - Sunsets Category
* PX3 2015 - Gold Winner - Landscape Category
* PX3 2015 - 3 honorable mentions
* PX3 2020 - Silver Winner, one honorable mention

International Photography Awards (IPA) 2020
4 honorable mentions

International Photography Awards (IPA) 2019
2 honorable mentions

International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, 3 honorable mentions

International Photography Awards (IPA) 2015
2nd place for "Silent Running" (architectural)
2nd place for "Buschhaus" (environmental)
11 honorable mentions

Spider Awards 2019
1 nomination

Spider Awards 2013:
2 honorable mentions, several nominations

Spider Awards 2014:
8 nominations

7th International Annual Color Awards 2014:
3rd place (Honor of Distinction) for "It's Full of Stars", category: nature
2 honorable mentions, 4 nominations

8th International Annual Color Awards 2015
3rd place for "To The Sea", category: nature
3 honorable mentions