Eternal Flame | Olympic Stadium Berlin

Olympic Stadium in Berlin

Since more than 14 years I like to call the Olympic stadium in Berlin my second living room. I went with Hertha Berlin through the 2nd leagues as well as through Europe. I’ve seen many places and stadiums, but nothing comes close to a home game in Berlin.

For a long time I thought how to capture an image that is worthy to the Olympic stadium. At some point I had the thought that theoretically, the sun should shine through the 2nd side throughout the whole stadium. Unfortunately there are only 4 days a year in which you can test that theory – and those days in months on which you can count the sunny days on the fingers of one hand. But on March 10th, 2014 at 5:45pm I could finally find out if my thoughts were right.

I tried to convince the gatekeeper to open the gate so that I would have a free visual axis. He didn’t want to help me and left the bars closed. But as fate willed, just in the right moment a delivery truck left the stadium area. For a few seconds during the two minutes in which you could see the sun like that the gate stood open – I quickly used that opportunity!

By the way, the sunlight is broken by the fire bowl for the Olympic flame – the Eternal Flame.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 16mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 7 in steps of 1 EV
Aperture: 13
Exposure time (middle): 1/15s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Size: 13.1 MPx
Date: Taken in March 2014
Location: In front of the eastern gate of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

Interesting links regarding the Olympic Stadium in Berlin

» Olympic Stadium: Opening Hours
» Tickets for a game: Hertha BSC

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