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silhouettes at Stachus



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Contest Finalist in Silhouettes In The City Photo Contest
Peer Award
Pblais Fdesf RAPJones sebastianmuglia cristinacovas daliaa Irys +3
Outstanding Creativity
Tulda KonstantinSokolov
Superb Composition
cheriejordan
Virtuoso
artgio

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Silhouettes In The City Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the Karlsplatz in Munich, Germany. Nobody calls this place by its official name, everybody calls this place Stachus (the name of a pub which was located there before the place was built).
Time
I was waiting with some coworkers for an evening event that was planned after work. It was about 6pm in June. When I looked around I saw these interesting silhouettes in front of the fountain. As I didn't have my 'real' camera with me (I was on a business trip), I grabbed my phone and took a quick picture.
Lighting
It was just a spontaneous snapshot when I saw that perfect backlight on the people sitting around the fountain, nothing planned.
Equipment
Just my business mobile phone (iPhone SE), nothing else.
Inspiration
I like these strong contrasts, so when I saw this scene, I just captured the moment.
Editing
The original color image had already a very strong contrast, so I didn't have to change much. I just converted the picture to black and white to further emphasisze light and shadows.
In my camera bag
When I plan to take pictures (and have the possibility to take my camera bag with me), I use an Olympus E-M1 Mk. II with a bunch of lenses (from 7 to 200 mm). As I have too many lenses to take with me all the time, I select the lenses to carry with me based on the occasion.
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