Explode | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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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