I met with a friend from South Africa last night in Cologne. We started our photowalk in a rather disappointing rainy, overcast day in the afternoon and decided to go to the Walraff Museum instead. I am usually not that Museum kinda guy, but wow, I was blown away by the art presented there. It was probably the best museum I’ve ever been to. The displayed art was inspiring and at the time they closed the place (6pm), the clouds started to break off with a bit of sunshine here and there. After getting some finger-food down at the river, we strolled along and took some photos here and there of the beautiful old part of the city. We crossed the bridge with the famous “locks of love” and made our way towards the Hyatt Hotel. When we arrived on the other side, the clouds and sunset were just perfect. Not too intense and not too boring. The cloud movement created just the right amount action for the shots we wanted to take.
I used a Nikon D7000, Tokina 12-24mm @f/8, Cokin Z-Pro Filter Holter, Hitech 1.2 GND filter, Hitech 0.9 ND filter, Manfrotto Tripod and Remote Shutter release. I am highly satisfied with the results from our shooting. The exposure time was 142 sec. at ISO 100 at 16mm. The shot is from a single RAW file. No HDR, almost no post-processing!
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