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Cologne Cathedral and Skyline at Sunset

When we visited my old school friend in Bonn, it was clear that we had to make a detour to Cologne. I was there already once when I was a teenager, but I think I didn’t see more than the cathedral at that time. The fact however, that I’ve seen the Cologne Cathedral, is not surprising – you do not need to walk more than 100m from the station and you find yourself standing at the holy doors.

This time we had planned a little more time, we now had a full day to explore the city. The pedestrian zone was much too crowded so that we quickly left the center of the city. After a long walk by smaller streets we eventually reached the river Rhine again. And well, what can I say. We only had one day, but I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful sky at sunset.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm @ 18mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 22
Exposure time (middle): 1/30s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Date: Taken in October 2012
Location: At the Rhine riverbanks opposite of the Cologne Cathedral
Software: Lightroom 5.4, Photoshop CC, Photomatix Pro, NIK Define 2, NIK Color Efex Pro 4, NIK Sharpener Pro 3

The Cologne Cathedral is part of the UNESCO World Heritage

The Cologne Cathedral, completed 1880, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1996.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Cologne Cathedral
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