Nürnberg, Germany – St. Lorenz Cathedral (HDR)

I just returned form Germany. It was quite cold and snowy!  I visited many cities and had a chance to stop by one of my favorite places in Germany…Nürnberg.  A cute little city north of Munich and east of Frankfurt.   Temperatures last week were about 20-35 degrees.  A bit chilly!  When I arrived in Nürnberg late one afternoon, I had about an hour before my main target St. Lorenz Cathedral closed for the day.   I got there and had about 45 minutes to shoot.  You walk in this amazing church and your jaw drops!  I set up my tripod and shot away!  About 20 minutes later the guard came up to me and said it was ok for me to shoot with a tripod! WOW!!

I set up all over the place…using wide angle and my fisheye.   It is such a large Cathedral…this shot above is just the back end section!!!   I have many many great HDR’s from here. I’ll post a few more over the next few months.  The Cathedral closed at 6 PM and I walked outside to the beautiful little streets filled with shops in every direction.  As I walked an looked for my next location…a tremendous snow squall fell upon the city!  It was snowing so hard, I could barely see.  The flakes were enormous!  In a matter of minutes of walking down the street, I was covered in white!!   I walked up to a Christmas/Souvenir Store and warmed up inside waiting for the snow to pass.  20 minutes later the snow was gone and I went out to shoot some more.  A fun evening of photos in Nürnberg!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 10.5 Fisheye f/2.8
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 10.5.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/11
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza