On a family visit to the north east coastal town of Travemunde in 2016 I was lucky enough to take in Hamburg’s annual Hafen Geburtstag (Harbour Birthday). As it was my first visit I was very excited & had packed my complete kit for a marathon day out working through without a break until the following morning before taking the train back to Travemunde at 6 o’clock. It was a very long day & night with lots of walking carrying 6-7 kg of equipment with me plus the tripod leaving me absolutely exhausted by time I arrived back home. It was definitely worth the effort, although my feet would probably tell a different story. The weather was perfect & the event itself was packed with exciting moments in particular the introduction of Aida’s new cruise liner Aida Prima with closing firework display later in the evening which made for a perfect finale. During the early morning hours I spent my time shooting material in Hamburg’s historical red brick Warehouse District.