St Sebastian (also called Sebastianskirche) in the Berlin district Gesundbrunnen was constructed in the end of 19th century. It has been more or less random that we passed it but the church was a perfect objective to try out my newest toy, the ND1000 from Haida. The increased exposure time allows for the effect that you can notice on the sky. The church serves as a calm centre in the photo, the clouds add a dynamic layer to it.
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As you might expect, the photo is a mix of planning and luck. While the scene in itself is pretty much as I planned it, the taxi in the photo is quite random. The Rosenthaler Platz in the centre of Berlin is a very busy traffic hub connecting 5 or 6 streets and some tram rails.
We visited an old ice factory that’s quite popular among photographers as it offers a good view on the skyline while giving a certain industrial touch. It’s a wonderful HDR playground as the light falls through different holes in the walls, and gives you a lot of pleasure in the processing. For the graffiti artists it’s a great playground too, giving us photographers beautiful objectives.
The World Time Clock on Alexanderplatz in Berlin is for me one of the most beautiful remains of the former GDR. It symbolizes how close the places on the world are. And if you take a long enough exposure, you get a feeling that it’s possible to travel a bit through time and space.
Taking pictures of a thunderstorm has its own charm. Especially while standing on a balcony on the 19th floor, enjoying one of the best views over the Berlin skyline. It was more of a coincidence than planned. When the rain became a thunderstorm, I thought for a second if I really want to stand up here on the balcony and keep shooting. But somehow my brain could not convince my heart to go back inside.
As you may have heard, Berlin is an eternal construction site. Even better when something is finally declared open as it was with the new metro station Brandenburger Tor. Up to this point, there are only 3 stations of the new metro line U55 opened. As for the design of the new stations I was very positively surprised and am curious of the other stations that should be finished within the next ten years.
The Champagne Bar was set up for the Berlin International Film Festival in the Sony Center at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. I never made it before to the Berlinale Festival, but this time I just decided to go for a walk after work to see if they had some good ideas to decorate the city. In general I can highly recommend strolling through Berlin in the time of the festival. There are some special attractions which can pep up normal photos.
How often did I walk by those two houses and how often did I think “Hey man, somehow you must compose a good shot with them”. And yet, the results so far never matched my expectations. But then it happened one evening last winter: Snow!
I was so focused on the reflections in the water that I actually didn’t realize it until the post-production. The picture was taken beginning of April! In the northern hemisphere that is obviously spring and not autumn. But hey, I’m not unhappy about the added colors by the leaves. They create a pleasant, autumnal mood on the Oder riverbanks.
What can I say, the scene was perfect. The water was still a bit frozen, a couple of clouds in the sky and a beautiful red-orange sunset. This cannon at Lake Tegel is a present of the London District Greenwich. Reinickendorf, the Berlin district in which the lake is located, is twinned with Greenwich. Therefore also the whole promenade is called “Greenwich-Promenade”.