Wiesbaden, Germany – Marktkirche (HDR)

When I arrived recently into Germany, I flew into Frankfurt and landed on a Sunday.  I had the late afternoon free and met with my friend Kay Gaensler a fellow photographer and HDR specialist!   Kay and I are both Editors on HDR Spotting.  Check out Kay’s fantastic work….Click Kay Gaensler.   He is also on Flickr.    I caught a train to his hometown of Wiesbaden.  My first visit there!   It was about a 45 minute ride.  We met up and as it was a bit chilly and sunny…so we targeted some local churches and shot mostly indoors.

Thanks to Kay, I enjoyed Wiesbaden very much!  We visited this church above called Marktkirche (Market Church). It was beautiful!  Most big churches are!    This one was different…it was a soft wood interior with a blue ceiling.  Kay and I shot for about 30 minutes and I took many wide angle and fisheye shots.   There was this overhang  above,  I thought perfect for a fisheye.  It would grab a little extra in the scene.

We walked a few miles and shot from 3:30 until 6 PM.  A lovely city!  I told Kay I would enjoy coming back in the summer.  I could see a few spots that would suit IR very well!   Thanks Kay for the tour!!!!  Hope to see you again soon!

Here is some info from the web:  Wiesbaden is a city in southwestern Germany and the capital of the federal state of Hesse. It has about 275,400 inhabitants, plus approximately 10,000 United States citizens (mostly associated with the American military). Wiesbaden, together with the cities of Frankfurt am Main and Mainz, is part of the Frankfurt Rhine Main Region, a metropolitan area with a combined population of about 5.8 million people. Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name literally means “meadow baths”. At one time, Wiesbaden boasted 27 hot springs. Fifteen of the springs are still flowing today.

Talke Photography Setings:

  • 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/8
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza