Leipzig Skyline at Night | Germany

Leipzig Skyline at Night
Leipzig Skyline at Night as seen from The Westin Leipzig. The City Centre had a unique set of illumination in the winter of 2022.

So how did I capture the skyline of Leipzig? Have you read my post from two days ago about the Skyline of Qatar? Then you know the answer: I tried to find accommodation with the best view.

In Leipzig, for me, this is “The Westin Leipzig”.

Thankfully, few people travel between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. We visited Berlin for the Christmas holidays and planned a trip to Salzburg. On the way, we wanted to stop for two nights: In Leipzig and in Regensburg. On 28th of December, it was no problem to get a good room on very short notice.

We arrived well in time for sunset. I set up my camera to capture the skyline of Leipzig while sitting on my bed. And while waiting for the sun to set, I lean back and rest. There surely can be a no better approach to photography, can there!?

But all kidding aside, often it’s just about patience. As the sun was setting, I noticed they didn’t turn on the lights on some of the famous buildings of Leipzig. Daria had the thought: They’re saving energy! Well… yeah… In Winter 2022, all of Germany is in Angst about energy shortages. This makes sense. But it’s not what I hope for when wanting to capture the Leipzig Skyline.

So suddenly, I get all fired up. I need to capture this scene without hoping for illuminations to turn on and instead with having the last bits of the natural light. What I noticed, though, was that the streets became more prominent in this setting. Hence I thought: Let me focus on that.

I took a couple of exposures to capture the cars illuminating the streets. Making the scene of the Leipzig Skyline look as if gold is flowing through the streets of Leipzig’s City Centre.

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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