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Morning light on Krämerbrücke, Erfurt, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Morning light on Erfurt’s Merchants’ Bridge

Spending a few days for Germany Travel Mart 2015 in Thuringia’s capital city of Erfurt meant quick learning about the navigation through the city’s Old Town and remembering the highlights for reference. Before leaving for nearby Weimar, the favourable forecast meant an early wakeup call, and setting out to see how the light of a spring sunrise would illuminate the city. Standing on the west bank of the Gera river, I stood to the northwest just off Kreuzgasse, knowing light from the rising sun would strike the bridge from the northeast.

My thanks to Germany Tourism, Thüringen Tourismus, and the Erfurt Tourism and Marketing Board for supporting and providing access to places and activities, and to Mercure Hotel Erfurt Altstadt for their warm hospitality. I made this photo above on 29 April 2015 with the Canon 6D, EF 24-105 L IS zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/1600s, f/11, ISO1000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

6 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Morning light on Erfurt’s Merchants’ Bridge”

  1. CrazyChineseFamily

    My uncle used to live in Erfurt but I haven’t been there In nearly twenty years ever since he passed away!
    I only know few things about Erfurt from some documentaries and that’s about it


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Timo. There’s a lot of history to consider between Erfurt and Weimar, which are only separated by 15 minutes by train. As I’m big on history and on the country, I was pleasantly surprised by how much there is to learn and to understand in each of the two cities. Thanks for your comment!

      Liked by 1 person

    • fotoeins

      Hi! I took a series of shots, and this shot seems to work better in black and white. Thank you for reading and for your comment!


  2. Nancie

    Beautiful light, Henry! Definitely worthy of an early wake up call! Thanks so much for linking up to Travel Photo Thursday this week! #TPThursday


    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Nancie. A part of me always complains about the lack of sleep, but when there’s even half a chance for decent conditions and great light, gotta get the shot! 🙂 Thanks for reading and for your very kind compliment!


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