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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.

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, City Tunnel, S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland, Leipzig, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Leipzig City Tunnel, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz

From the top of the stairs near street level, this is the view down into the station at Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, one of four stations in the Leipzig City Tunnel through which trains from the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland network traverse through Leipzig and the surrounding region. For its role as one of the venues during 1989’s East German Peaceful Revolution, the square at street level by the name of Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz is also called Platz der Friedlichen Revolution (Peaceful Revolution Square).

My thanks to Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM), InterCityHotel Leipzig, and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. I made the photo above on 4 December 2014 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/25s, f/8, ISO5000, 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6vn.

Blue streak, Bayerischer Bhf, Leipzig, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Blue streak, Leipzig Bayerischer Bhf

As one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the state of Saxony, the City Tunnel created four new underground stations in the city of Leipzig: Hauptbahnhof, Markt, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, and Bayerischer Bahnhof. These form the new backbone for the new S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland train network which began operation in December 2013. Here, an S-Bahn train is pictured departing the station, leaving behind a blurry trail in front of a well-defined stripe of blue.

I made the photo above on 4 December 2014 with the Canon 6D camera and EF 24-105 L-lens with the following settings: 1/4s, f/8, ISO640, 24mm focal length. Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH kindly hosted my two-day visit to Leipzig. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6si.

Wo sind Sie jetzt? | Where are you now?

Train stations on Christmas Eve are emptier than usual and an unlikely place to visit. But I’ve always viewed the timing as a unique photographic opportunity.

I was in Berlin on Christmas Eve 2010, and with the city already covered in snow, I set out into the evening under additional heavy snowfall. I wanted to photograph the quiet conditions in the capital city, and I stopped at Potsdamer Platz station, normally a busy transfer station in the Mitte (or central) district.

My spontaneous visit and photographs resulted in something more profound.

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Berlin: of angles and angels, at Friedrichstrasse

I always found a crisp cool bite in the air on clear fall days whenever I was in Germany. At dusk on a late-October afternoon, I wandered to Friedrichstrasse Station in the German capital city of Berlin. There is the usual hustle and bustle of people entering and exiting a busy train station and important transfer junction.

I looked up and saw how the cumulus clouds were angled with respect to the top-line of the station building and how the clouds were illuminated. A plane’s contrail at the edge of the frame only added to the mystery.
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