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Johanniter Heilstätte Sorge - Bottles



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stigfagerli PRO+
 
stigfagerli December 14, 2018
Veldigt bra 👍👍👍👍
Ingleman
 
Ingleman December 17, 2018
Simple composition but beautifully done. I like the choice of subject and use of light, and shadows. Very creative, well done!
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pixelmac December 17, 2018
It was one of those shots where I had to do almost nothing (except seeing the opportunity). The scenario just screamed "backlight"... ;)
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Pidge815 December 21, 2018
Stunning....love the way you caught the light shining through!
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wayneshum_6890 December 27, 2018
Super super image
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deborahshevenko January 27, 2019
This is awesome! I would actually frame it and hang it on my wall.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took the picture at a lost place - a former healing site (Heilstätte) which was run by the order of St. John (Johanniter) in Sorge, Germany.
Time
I visited the site on a photo walk on July 1st, 2018. We first got an introductory tour by the owners where I already spotted those bottles. Afterwards we had some time to roam through the buildings on our own. When I came back to that room at about 3pm, the sun had the right angle to illuminate the old bottles.
Lighting
I used no artifical light as the strong backlight of the sun created this great moody look. In order to capture this high contrast subject, I took 3 pictures and created a HDR picture from them.
Equipment
I used my Olympus E-M1 Mk II with the 2.8/7-14mm (at 11mm), mounted on a strudy tripod.
Inspiration
When I was checking out the rooms of this abandoned site (more of a ruin than a building), these bottles immediately attracted my attention. I already had the impression that the old glass might look interesting in a backlight situation. When I visited the room some hours later, the location of the sun was just right, so I positioned my tripod and took some pictures.
Editing
I took three pictues with exposure times from 1/8s to 2.0s and combined them in Aurora HDR to handle the high contrast.
In my camera bag
I have an Olympus E-M1 Mk II with a whole bunch of lenses. Depending on the occasion, I select the bag and fitting lenses. When I go light, I have a small pouch for the camera and 1 or 2 additional, small fixed focal length lenses (mostly the 20mm/1.7 and the 45mm/1.8). When I'm on a photo tour where I'm not sure about the setting, I take my backpack with me togeher with the 7-14mm/2.8, 12-40mm/2.8, 50-200mm/2.8-3.5 and some other lenses...
Feedback
When visiting a lost place, most people try to take wide-angle shots to present the architecture. But you should not forget to take some complementary close-up and detail shots. And always look out for the light: A good, interesting light is a main contributing factor to an interesting picture. There is a reason why it is called "photography" (painting with light) and not "cameragraphy" ... ;)

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