Shutdown


They are going to close all community facilities in our city Lübeck but I’ve heard it’s the same for many other cities in Germany. From Monday, March 16 to approximately April 19, all schools, administrative bodies, museums, archives, adult education centers, swimming pools, youth leisure facilities, neighborhood offices, and gymnasiums will be closed in Lübeck according to HL-Live. Apart from that, citizens aren’t allowed to visit their relatives in retirement homes anymore. These drastic measures are taken to ensure that Covid-19 can not further spread. The last official information from March 15 is that we have 9 confirmed cases in … Continue reading Shutdown

Old Alley


Here is an older photo that I shot in 2016. But this is a night photograph I shot with a tripod. I know when I want to take night photographs, I should always take my tripod with me but I really don’t like that. Having a tripod with me makes me feel immobile. But one thing is sure, night photos taken with a tripod look a lot better than handheld shots like seen here and here. Continue reading Old Alley

Old Street in the Evening


Here is another photo I shot yesterday in the evening. It was shot handheld and it was so dark that I really had to go over the top with editing. That makes the photo look a bit artificial but I like the scene so much that I thought I upload it anyway. There is also quite a bit of banding and noise visible due to the very high ISO setting. But then again, I like the scene and the photo really shows how some of our old streets in the historic district of Lübeck look like in the evening or … Continue reading Old Street in the Evening

Busy Streets in the Evening


Here is a handheld photo I shot in the evening in Lübeck a while ago. I almost deleted the photo but I changed my mind when I converted the image to black and white. I did that because the colors were dull and the handheld shot was pretty blurry as you can see if you look at the cyclists. But that does somehow look good in black and white, because it’s like the movement of the cyclists becomes visible. I also like the lighting in black and white. You can find other photos on my blog that I shot in … Continue reading Busy Streets in the Evening