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Hohenzollernbrücke in Cologne with Cathedral in Background



Hohenzollernbrücke in Cologne with St. Petrus Cathedral in backgrounds.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Aperture: f-7.1
ISO: 100
Exposure: 10s
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Hohenzollernbrücke in Cologne with St. Petrus Cathedral in backgrounds.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Aperture: f-7.1
ISO: 100
Exposure: 10s
Focal Length: 50mm
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Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry December 03, 2017
Thanks for joining my challenge
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 02, 2018
Gorgeous capture. Congrats!
SweetNLow
 
SweetNLow February 03, 2018
Beautiful !!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Cologne is an amazingly beautiful city with the best Wiener Schnitzel I ever had. Here I am on the east side of the Rhine River with the Hohenzollern Bridge and the Cologne Cathedral in my viewfinder.
Time
This was shot a few hours after sunset, where you can see the city lights lighting up the sky in the background.
Lighting
I set the exposure time to 10 seconds to get enough light from the bridge and the cathedral to get enough light. I didn't have a tripod available but there was an old wall that worked perfectly to put the camera on.
Equipment
Nikon D7100 with the Nikon 50mm was the perfect setup for night-shot. ISO set to 100 and f/7.1 with ten seconds exposure.
Inspiration
The environment at the Hohenzollern Bridge is just so beautiful, you can't be anything but inspired. In this particular case I was attracted to the way the line of the bridge draws your eyes to the cathedral, and the combination of yellow colors on the bridge and the blue/grey of the cathedral.
Editing
Just a few minor basic tweaks such as pull up the shadows and down with the highlights was applied. Nothing else.
In my camera bag
I normally travel with my Nikon D7100 or Sony a6300. Both are amazing cameras and if I had to choose I would be in real trouble.
Feedback
Tripod or something steady to put your camera on is a must for these kinds of long exposure shots. Also, give yourself time to look for a great location. In this case, the lines of the bridge and the cathedral lined up great.

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