Photo Walk – Berlin 24.02.09

I switched from photographers block to writers block!

So I wanted to talk about some photos I have taken recently. Talk about my thoughts at the time.

Private Road

Private Road

This reminded me of a song ‘Bent – Private Road’. The dark and dullness of the road and the fact that even in rush hour, Berlin I managed to get the road clear. Some people that know the area are wondered if I used some magic shutter speed trick to delete the cars. No I was lucky!

It’s a fine example of how a photo walk should work. You don’t look up but also down and around you making sure you take everything in. When I crossed this street I noticed that below there was an autobahn entrance so I took the shot.

Later I added the vignette and changed the image to grayscale.

Panning Returns

Panning Returns

If you friend of mine since the very beginning when I would try very new things out with my Fuji S5700 this whole image will look familiar. I revisited a street corner where I first tried panning. This time I took the shot with my Canon 450D.

There is nothing spectacular about it other than revisiting some techniques I had forgotten. Something maybe is worth doing.

This image was left unedited!

Heavenly Tower

Heavenly Tower

Bad shot turned good. Ok it’s not the most pleasing photo I have ever taken. But there is something about this. The clouds, the blur and the incorrectly configured white balance – everything was wrong but then it worked.

It retained this retro old school Polaroid look for sure.

This image was left unedited!

Sharp Building

Sharp Building

This building is not far away from Alexanderplatz. I was inspired by the Italian Photographer Gabriele Basilico.

Here is Gabriele Basilico image.

Although I love his style, this particular photograph bothered me.

I felt it was incomplete. I mean I know the building and have pasted it a number of times and I felt he missed what the building was. Its height, its randomness and eastern Berlin scars.

So I took this shot in an attempt to bring the building into a new light. I have not failed in that regard but I don’t think I managed it!

The image was originally taken in color and I moved it into grayscale.

One Response to “Photo Walk – Berlin 24.02.09”

  1. Kathy says:

    I am always fascinated by my photographer friends and their work. I am stuck with the automatic setting and click! Meet my photographer friend from Gatineau, Canada, Lorraine: http://outthedoorl.aminus3.com/

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