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The Rothenburg Series | "Tree in the Trap"

The Spital bastion was built by Leonhard Weidmann in the 16th century, and with its seven gates, a portcullis and a drawbridge made for a mighty fortification o...
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The Spital bastion was built by Leonhard Weidmann in the 16th century, and with its seven gates, a portcullis and a drawbridge made for a mighty fortification of the city. After breaking through the first gate attacking troops reached the “Fanghof” that can be seen in my image “Tree in the Trap”. With the help of the portcullis, the escape from there was prevented, and the Rothenburg guards could still attack the invaders from the safety of the wall-walk. For the extension of the city walls to enclose the Spital Quarter and the bastion, the builders used (among others) stones from the old castle, whose fate was sealed at the latest with the Basel earthquake of 1356.

Despite using the short end of my ultra-wide-angle lens (14-24mm) I had to back right up to the wall behind me to capture the whole tree in a horizontal aspect ratio. During the editing process I decided to utilize the “Indian-Summer” effect of the NIK collection to give the old tree a much more autumnal appearance.

For detailed Rothenburg related location tips, along with historical information about the photographed subjects and postprocessing hints, please consider to visit my latest blog entry on my website:

https:--www.bilderschmied.com-tips-rothenburg-beyond-the-ploenlein (English version)

https:--www.bilderschmied.com-blog-2020-12-9-tipps-rothenburg-ob-der-tauber-mehr-als-nur-das-plnlein (Deutsche Version)

Have a good week ahead!
Best regards,
Marcus

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