Explode | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Frankfurt Skyline

Sometimes I’m just surprised by how a photo works out in the end. As I was up on the Main Tower in Frankfurt a bit earlier than planned, I used the time to try out some positions to find the best angle for the sunset. As I did that, the sun was still too high above the horizon, but why not experiment a bit.

One of the experiments was to put the sun right into the center of the shot. I wasn’t sure if the photo won’t be too dark so I took in total 9 exposures to capture the full spectrum of light. What can I say; I think the experiment worked out great. But I definitely didn’t expect it to look like a bomb exploding behind the Frankfurt skyline.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 10mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 9 in steps of 1 EV
Aperture: 16
Exposure time (middle): 1/125s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Size: 14.8 MPx
Date: Taken in February 2014
Location: 200m above Frankfurt on the Main Tower of the Landesbank Hessen-Thürigen
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

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It took us with Nico few minutes to book the flight to San Cristobal de la Laguna after we googled „the sunniest places in Europe in November “. Fact, there was not much choice – the rainy mood seems to spread over Europe in this time. However, what we found about Canary Islands surprised us enormously. The all Canary Islands seemed to offer sunny weather, palms and turquois view on Ocean. And Tenerife… Tenerife seemed to us to be different to all…

Do you know that in one small island you can have four (it’s not hyperbole) seasons of the year? With drive, over 20 km further north or south you can either experience summer or winter. This vision was too crazy for us to say it’s truth – don’t trust blog articles until you experience it by yourself. The prices of accommodation and renting car after first research appeared to us to be very friendly, so we didn’t hesitate too long.

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