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Cologne Kathedral with a vintage look



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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo ist taken at the eastern ramp of the Hohenzollernbridge in Cologne, Germany, pointing at the great cathedral (Dom)
Time
It was taken at noon, round about 6:45pm
Lighting
Nothing much to say about lightning, the sun was high an and a little in front of me
Equipment
I used my Canon 7D Mark II and the Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 zoom at 50mm. (love them both)
Inspiration
Well, the combination of Dom and Hohenzollernbridge ist one of Cologne's most famous motives. Usually taken with a wide angle lens, standing close to the river. That gives always a kind of panoramic shot. I wanted to have a compressed view of bridge and Dom, so i went a little away from the bridge. The light wasn't perfect, the original picture shows bridge an church as silhouettes.
Editing
Pictures like that are the reason I use to shoot in RAW mode. I used lightroom to shift dark and bright (a lot) to make details visible at both ends of the scale. It's a kind of HDR from one shot. I choose a quadratic cutout an finally i decided to switch it to black an white and gave it a nostalgic look by adding that sepia look.
In my camera bag
My equipment recently changed a bit ... now I use to carry my 7d body, the 17-50 2.8 zoom, a 60/2.8 macro lens and a 70-200/4 zoom. Most of the times I take my flashlight with me, you never know and sometimes a small tripod. Of course some batteries, rags and a second cf card.
Feedback
No special advice. Just look around you, train your eyes look at the world more precise as usual and you will find your special motives.

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