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Tierpark Berlin, Friedrichstrasse, Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse, train station, S-Bahn Berlin, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, fotoeins.com, myRTW

Fotoeins Friday: “Tierpark”, Berlin Friedrichstrasse

13 November 2012.

In the midst of the daily rush and shove, do you sometimes feel like a mindless animal on the move, and you haven’t decided whether to moo or bray? That’s what I had in mind when I saw the banner for Berlin’s Tierpark (animal park). That also depends on what commuters might be thinking if I happen to be pointing my camera in their direction.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 13 November 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/160-sec, f/5, ISO400, 40mm focal length (64mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-ahA.

My Berlin: Bornholmer Strasse, first through the Wall

By today’s appearance, it’s easy to overlook the bridge at Bornholmer Strasse (also known as Bösebrücke) as an historic landmark. On the night of 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall opened here first, at the Bornholmer Strasse bridge border-crossing between East Berlin and West Berlin.

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S+U Marienplatz, Marienplatz, Muenchen, Munich, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Ghosts in the commute (Munich)

430pm in any large city generally means the afternoon rush is in full-swing. The centre of Munich is unofficially marked by the transport junction at Marienplatz for both U- and S-Bahn trains. When I come up to the underground concourse, a steady flow of people are streaming through, up, and down. That sparks an idea. Ideally, I’d like to have a neutral-density filter to cut down the light by at least a factor of two, but I have the camera stopped down enough that even a long-exposure isn’t completely burning the highlights, although hindsight tells me I could’ve turned the ISO further down. I think my experiment worked relatively well; standing around with a tripod would be far too conspicuous.

I made the photo above on 22 February 2017 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 zoom, and the following settings: 1-sec, f/22, ISO400, 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9uF.

Westkreuz, Ringbahn, S-Bahn Berlin, Westend, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Berlin Westkreuz, 11 and 12

In the German capital city of Berlin, the Ringbahn is a “circle line” for S-Bahn trains. Route S41 runs clockwise and route S42 runs counterclockwise; each makes one complete circuit in 60 minutes. Additional S45, S46, and S47 routes run shorter turnarounds and/or spurs to other suburbs. Passengers are allowed to take bicycles and dogs (on leash) onto S-Bahn trains. In Berlin’s Westend, Westkreuz is the “west junction,” and the station serves as the intersection of Ringbahn trains with east-west S5 and S7 trains. The outline of the Ringbahn around Berlin looks like a dog’s head; naturally, some Berliners refer to the Ringbahn as the “Hundekopf” (rbb, in German). Westkreuz station would be between the dog’s nose and mouth.

Berlin Westkreuz Ringbahn

Stadtteil (neighbourhood): Westend.
Bezirk (borough): Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

I made the photo above on 7 December 2015 with the Canon EOS6D camera, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/160s, f/5, ISO2000, 24mm focal length. The map of the Ringbahn is by Wiki user CellarDoor85 (Robert Aehnelt), from the German Berliner Ringbahn wiki page. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7K4.

Westhalle, Leipzig Hbf, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Christmas rush aesthetic, Leipzig Hbf

Inspired by a similar photograph in a hotel room, I’m at Willy-Brandt-Platz at the bus- and tram-stop in front of the Westhalle at Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). I’m deliberate in experimenting with photographs made over a variation in settings. What I like is the tram moving into the frame from the left, the light stripes parallel to the lines of the building in the background, and leading to the waiting crowds at the right. And the Christmas consumer streak continues …

Thanks to Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM) and InterCityHotel Leipzig for their kind hospitality. Access to public transport was kindly provided by LTM and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. I made the photo above on 2 December 2014 with the Canon 6D, EF 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/4s, f/4, ISO640, 28mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6jv.

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