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Shot on the Hamburger "Michel", the Saint Michaelis Church, one of Hamburgs best known sights.
I've used my old Nikkor 55mm f-1.2 lens - I love it :)...
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Shot on the Hamburger "Michel", the Saint Michaelis Church, one of Hamburgs best known sights.
I've used my old Nikkor 55mm f-1.2 lens - I love it :)
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onyanita Premium
 
onyanita November 23, 2013
fantastic camera work
SebastianWarneke PRO
SebastianWarneke June 29, 2016
Thank you very much :)
adavies PRO
 
adavies November 16, 2016
Love this! Really well done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Bokeh-licious Night challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/bokeh-licious-night-photo-challenge-by-adavies
FredBlundell PRO+
 
FredBlundell April 16, 2017
Superb artistry and creativity!
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nancyswanson_8046 November 20, 2018
Love the bokeh!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Hamburg's best known sight, the St. Michaelis church, better known as "Michel".
Time
It was in the evening - you can climb up the tower of the church in the evening/at night, even if the church is already closed. So you have a nice view above Hamburg when the sun goes down or when it's already dark.
Lighting
As I remember there was a small lamp at the tower, but I think the illumination comes more from the city around. So it's all "natural" light - no flash or headlamp from my site.
Equipment
I had a tripod with me, my (now sold) 1Ds Mark II and an adapted, old Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 SC lens.
Inspiration
I took a comparable photo some years ago with a 7D and a lens with more wide angle and at a higher aperture. So I wanted to try it again with a full format camera and a faster lens.
Editing
Just some settings with the RAW converter, nothing special.
In my camera bag
At the moment an EOS 6D with a 16-35mm f/4, an 85mm f/1.2, a 35mm f/1.4, my loverly Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 and a 14mm f/2.8. And a tiny Fuji X100T.
Feedback
Have a closer look when you focus with such a high aperture - the DOF is very thin and you have to be sure that the right area is in focus. I think with newer cameras which have "LIVE View" isn't that a big problem, but keep this in mind.

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