Did you ever try to take a night shot without a tripod? First thing you try is to put the camera on something stable to keep it steady. In this case, unfortunately there was nothing stable around. So best thing I could do is to put the cam on the ground and keep it steady with my hand. Obviously that took me a lot of shots to be somewhat pleased with the result. Luckily things changed now that I have my tripod.
On the photo you see the main building of the University of Wroclaw (Uniwersytet Wrocławski). Established in 1702 the University of Wroclaw is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Central Europe.
Did I complain about the weather yesterday? Here you see why. That’s pretty much how all 2013 looks so far in Berlin. Grey and cloudy sky, day in day out. I think they counted something like 30 minutes of sunshine this year.
But okay, you have to make the best of it and so we went out to take some photos anyways. This one is taken at the old port in Treptow, an area in south-east Berlin. They prepared for some exhibition, so the building was still enlightened when we’ve been there. And actually the grey sky is a nice contrast to the golden lights.
Sometimes I wonder how it would be to live in one of those houses close to the lake. I mean I am happy with our place, we just have to walk 5 minutes and we’re on the lake as well. But waking up in the morning and seeing the water? Must be awesome.
You have one night in Venice to spend, a camera with you but no tripod. So what do you do? Well, I chose to take a lot of photos from bridge railings or the ground like here. Not only does that give me opportunity to take HDR shots at night, it also gives me this perfect vantage point. And Venice is just great for that as the water is so calm in the night that it gives you perfect reflections.
I remember when I was in Prague and friends of mine from London were planning a flight back home, it got cancelled because of snow. Since then I know the definition of snow in London is a bit different from what we have in Berlin. Well, even though it might seem like it, this photo is not taken in London. Not even in England. It’s taken in Berlin, in Tegel at the Greenwich Promenade to be more precise. Reason why we have this phone booth here is the town-twinning with Greenwich.