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