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Dresden Altstadt with Frauenkirche
Visiting a photogenic city and having plenty of time – what else would make a perfect photo night? Perfect weather. Well the first two things I had last weekend. But the weather was rather a challenge than being suitable for citynight photography: drizzling, foggy, low clouds and gusty winds.
My good old friend and photographer Volker lives in Dresden and was the perfect guide for our nightly photowalk. Ofcourse we started with one of the most famous vantage points: Canaletto’s View. (Canaletto was a painter who portrayed Dresden at around 1750.)
Next stop was a new bridge which has been opened just a few months ago after years of legal action between city planners, environmental activists and private interests. (Read on …)
Festival of Lights 2013 – Brandenburg Gate
The same procedure as every year. For two weeks in October Germany’s capital Berlin is a magnet for nightphotographers. During the Festival Of Lights many buildings and some landmarks are colorfully illuminated with different techniques from static troopers to impressive light projections performed by lighting artists.
As every year the Berlin based community of Germany’s leading internet forum for Nikon shooters Nikonpoint meets for a photowalk to shoot the most interesting objects. Yesterday we were a bunch of 9. But just in time with the start of the show at the Brandenburg Gate it startet to rain, too. First it was just some silent drizzle, then it became a solid rain that could harm entry level camera equipment and ended up in a heavy thunderstorm which forced us to shoot from some shelter.
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Worldwide Photo Walk Berlin 2013
Yesterday a bunch of people met in a historic part of Berlin, Germany for a two hour photo walk. This is organized by initiative of American photographer, author and educator Scott Kelby. Altogether there where almost 28,500 walkers on their way in more than 1,200 locations all over the world. The Berlin group consisted of about 20 photographers.
Tour guide Sebastian had organised his walk perfectly. Each walker got a printed map of the route with explanations for several spots – just in case one would get lost in this lively part of town. Between the stops there was plenty of time for exchange with other photogs and many more chances to shoot. Well, I call myself at home in Berlin but this tour lead me to corners I haven’t seen before (at least not from the vantage point of a photographer).
The 2.5 km route took us from underground station Weinmeisterstraße through (Read on …)
Seagull at the Baltic Sea
This was one of these rare moments, when you take the freedom to do nothing. Yesterday I went to a music festival, by my good friend Dr. Uwe Steuer, to the German province of Prignitz right in the middle between Berlin and Hamburg. This was the first time in a row of more than 15 years that I decided not to shoot the shows. You know what? This was cool, relaxing and a I could really enjoy every concert. Ok, no backstage pass this time – but never mind.
Next day me and Dietrich, another good friend of mine from Munich, decided to go to the Baltic Sea – since we had already been half way to the German North shores anyway. Thus we took a short ride to the island of Poel and I hit the sack on some deserted beach. (Read on …)