Baltic Coast – Castle Gluecksburg during a rainy day

Day 141 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Unfortunately, due to a heavy workload, I couldn’t continue posting for my 365 Photo Challenge. Now with the new lockdown in place, I have the time to catch up with the reposting!.
Right after my return from the Isle of Fehmarn, I had to repack my suitcase and headed up north again. This time, I went to the Baltic Coast in the vicinity of Flensburg. One of my first motifs was the Castle Gluecksburg, which has an adjacent lake next to it.
So, I had the chance to frame the castle with its reflection. The incoming rain provided a dark and dominant sky.

I hope you enjoy the image as I do!

Ködeltalsperre

Day 110 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I roamed the woods around the Ködeltalsperre on my photo tour.

The drinking water reservoir Mauthaus – also called Ködeltalsperre – is a dam in Bavaria, which was built between 1968 and 1972 near Nordhalben for the supply of drinking water. As a secondary purpose, it serves flood protection, low water elevation and the generation of electricity from hydropower.

The dam offers a vast range of photo motives of the most different kinds.

It also shows its charm in all seasons.

The picture shows the starter, which is located about 4.5 km before the main dam.

I can only recommend everyone to include this place on one of their next holiday destinations.

Here the link to the website of Nordhalben, which is an ideal starting point for tours around the dam.

http://www.nordhalben.de/Tourismus-Erholung.5.0.html

The BMW four-cylinder

Day 97 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I continued my Photo Challenge with architectural photography. As motives, I took the BMW four-cylinder, also called the BMW tower.

It is the main administration building and landmark of the car manufacturer BMW in Munich. The building is 101 m high and has a diameter of 52.30 meters.

The BMW Tower is one of the most remarkable examples of modern architecture in Munich. It consists of four vertical cylinders arranged next to each other in the shape of a cross, each cylinder being divided horizontally again by retracting the façade above the centre. I was lucky because there were plenty of fast-moving clouds which added this unique atmosphere to the building.

To blur the clouds, I employed a polariser and a 10 Stop ND Filter.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Day 95 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Day three of my photo trip to Berlin.

Today I visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

After the news about increased crimes in connection with anti-Semitism in Germany is growing, it was a particular concern of mine to present this Memorial in a unique photo to draw attention to the terrible events in Germany’s past.

Although most protagonists from that time have already died, the past teaches us that History repeats itself, again and again.

That is why it is essential to remember them and to take countermeasures early on.

Because one thing is unforgivable: Making the same mistakes twice!

The Berlin TV Tower

Day 94 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

My second day in Berlin. Also today I went on the tourist tour to photograph landmarks of the city during the day.

Here I concentrated on the „Alex“, the television tower of Berlin. Actually, I thought about a black and white shot, but I liked the result in colour after development so much that I left it in colour.

I would like to thank the dove, who added that specific something to the picture. I had taken about 50 photos from all directions, but without the dove, the image seemed empty and boring. About 20 pigeons were sitting on the concrete construction underneath the tower, but only one felt called to put itself more in the scene.

As an outlook for you, the next photo of Alex I will take in the night hours.

So stay, tuned-in!

PS: For more information about the tower, follow this link: https://tv-turm.de/en/history-and-journey-through-time/

Brandenburg Gate

Day 93 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Corona Virus makes it possible. Although in the middle of the day at primary tourist time, a deserted Brandenburg Gate!

I had to use this constellation to create a picture of one of the main attractions of Berlin.

For the photo, I used a polarizer and 10 Stop ND filter. This made the fast-moving clouds very soft and blurred.

I hope you like the photo!

Domed Ceiling

Day 92 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I visited Berlin, the capital of Germany. The arrival was by train, which took 5 hours. Immediately after I checked into the hotel, I started looking for motives.

The first photo motif I found in the „Galeria Kaufhof“ at Alexanderplatz. This has a ceiling construction in the form of a dome.

Because of the intense sunlight and the position of the dome, it was not easy to find the right angle for symmetric photo composition.

But as so often, persistence always pays off.

And so I was able to capture this image.

Have fun watching it!

Underground Station Duelferstrasse II

Day 76 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

The motive of today’s photo was the subway station „Dülferstrasse“.

I visited the station a second time. For this photo, I concentrated on the western part of the platform, which has an underground mezzanine in the form of an accessible gallery. Daylight enters the building through two light openings in the ceiling and a vertical opening above the platform.

I used a panorama head again and made a two-line panorama photo because even with a 14-24mm lens, it was not possible to capture the hall ceiling and the raised mezzanine in the right perspective.

For the first time, I used DXOs newest software, the Perspective Efex Pro to straightened the lines.

I have to commit; it did an impressive job!