Sky over Kazimierz | Kraków, Poland

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Sunrise over the Rooftops of the Jewish district Kazimierz in Kraków, Poland

Does that sound familiar to you? You’re on a 10 days trip and would like to make some photos. Half of the time you have to cope with thick clouds or even rain. You set your alarm at 5am to maybe be surprised by a nice sunrise (which works from time to time). And then on the last day, when you’re on the way back home, it happens – the best sunrise of the whole trip.

At least that’s what happened to me on my last trip to Poland. Our flight back was quite early so we had to get up before sunrise. In our AirBNB apartment we didn’t have proper windows but skylights and at some point I wondered why we have such strange light in the flat. I climbed up through that window and what do I see? The most beautiful sunrise I’ve seen in Poland. Unfortunately I had no time anymore to get out but I couldn’t resist at least capturing the scene over the Jewish district Kazimierz in Kraków out of the skylights.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 18mm
ISO: 400
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure time (middle): 1/10s
Tripod: handheld
Size: 14.9 MPx
Date: Taken in November 2013

Location: Over the rooftops of the Jewish district Kazimierz in Kraków

Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

The district Kazimierz is part of the UNESCO World Heritage

The old Jewish district Kazimierz and the whole Historic Centre of Kraków are part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1978. Together they’ve been among the first 12 inscribed World Heritage Sites.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Historic Centre of Kraków 
» Other photos of the World Heritage: See more photos 

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