Brandenburg Gate with Roses | Berlin, Germany

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Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with roses | Festival of Lights 2013

During the yearly Festival of Lights in Berlin it is not so easy to find a good spot. The composition should be appealing, not too many people should cross the photo and it would better be something which wasn’t photographed a thousand times before.

Well, I’m certainly not the first in Berlin who takes a shot of the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) together with the sign for the Pariser Platz. But that evening I liked that combination so much that I shot a complete series of the illuminations from there.

In this first photo of the series the Brandenburg Gate is littered with red roses. This theme seemed to be the favourite for most women (including Daria) and I guess it is easy to get the link to Paris.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 17mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 4
Exposure time (middle): 6s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Location: At Pariser Platz on the eastern site of the Brandenburg Gate
Software: Lightroom 4.3, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

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Nico Trinkhaus
Sumfinity.com presents the hub for my works. I write about my impressions on my trips and during taking the photos. I try to provide you with insight into my artistic life, but the focus is always with the pictures. It fills me with pride when I see that my photos are sometimes viewed by approximately 150,000 people within 24 hours. I imagine that I can give all those people at least two seconds of pure pleasure. That’s 80 hours of happiness! In a world which is dominated by sad, upsetting and dismaying news, I’m so glad to be able to create a small counterpart.

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