Photowalk in Düsseldorf, Medienhafen. The afternoon was fine, but at the most intresting hours (the blue hours and short after dark) it was raining. Not the best circumstances for the camera and the objects to photograph, but it definitely gives a wonderful colourful view.
A few pictures are a bit blurry, but I do like them, they are natural, as it was and they give, in my opinion, the proper effect to how it was. Rainy and cold.
There are many photogroups at the internet, and there are many photogroups at the social media as well.
One of the groups is active in our area. The Foto Freunde Niederrhein (FFN) did visit today our city. We did not have to walk far for the most nice pictures.
The best one (for me) were taken when it was dark already. The not so good ones I should love to skip 🙂
this day the winter here was at january 24th!
Early in the morning it started snowing like mad, and in the afternoon it was so warm that all did melt away.
In between I was just in time to catch some pictures
IRecently I read that it is worth to use the flash, when it is snowing, to photograph. The snowflogs cause a nice reflection. I don’t know if I have the chance for that, this winter, but maybe it works for rain as well
A winter walk in the park, is probably not the first thing you think about, for photography.
It has some advantages tho. First of all, there are far less people,, so the chance on a (non edited) picture with just the motive on it is much bigger.
Secondly the animals have less places to hide, so they are easier to be caught by the camera.
It is that we were not always fully concentrated (the talkings are part of the deal), else we might have cought a few other intresting animals as well.
Swans, ducks, sculptures, a beautiful park for under every weather circumstances.
Nothing is more nice, for a photographer, then a sunn y winterwalk in the afternoon.
The big advantage is that the best hours of photographing, not too long before the sun gets under, are at a time that it is perfect for a walk.
Our walk along the Rhine did give a few beautiful motives, varying from boats, water, reflections and industry (the power plant). Most of the pictures I took with the standard lense for the EOS 1100. A few were made with the zoom lense (the birds)
At a sidenote.
I do not understand what the fun is from a photo shooting with a ‚just married‘ couple at the river, on such a cold day. I think that the idea is to get wonderful pictures but when it is that cold, the wedding couple can not feel happy when standing there in the mud and posing for the photographer. It might have been a professional photograph, but I think that he forgot the most important thing and that is that the people on the picture should be happy as well. Good, not of my business, he probably made better pictures then me, I will never know it 🙂
A few pictures of Düsseldorf in the evening hours
The season is there
autumn, and good weather
Time for a new experiment, nigh exposures. Apertive between F8 and F12, exposure time until 30 seconds
it is one of the most challenging areas in Düsseldorf, from the photographic view, anyway.
This range has all to do with reflections
Update April 8 2015
We went to the Medienhafen again, on a foggy day in spring. We did visit the ‚fernsehturm‘ and even with the dampy weather it was awesome.
In the tower, at 172 meter hgh I did change my zoom (300mm) for the fixed 34 mm lense. Reason for it was while we were inside and the photo’s are taken through the glass. If that decision was right? I leave it to you to make the final conclusion 🙂
A lake in the city. Just a nice bit of nature, hidden between motorways and houses.
The green lake – das jröne Meerke