Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pic(k) of the week 5: Dark clouds over Zurich

This weeks travels bring us to the largest city of Switzerland, Zurich. No it is not the capital; that honour goes to the city of Bern...

It has been a while I was in Zurich and to be honest I had kind of forgotten how nice the old part of the city is! Along the river Limmat which commences at the outfall of Lake Zurich, one finds several churches which just beg to be photographed!

Even though there was no actual snow in the city center, temperatures were flirting with the freezing point; very typical for this time of the year. The low overcast initially didn't look very promising neither but that all changed just before sunset when the clouds started breaking up! Exactly what I was hoping for...

The image below of the Fraumünster church along the Limmat river is a 7 shot HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. 

Dark clouds over the Fraumunster church, Zurich

Image details:
Fujifilm X-E1 with XF 18-55 Fujinon lens
ISO 200, 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent), f8, shutter speed between 1/20s and 1/1500s
RAW development in Lightroom 5.3
Photomatix 5 for HDR editing
Nik ColorEfex for contrast adjustment

While this was one of the first images I shot that afternoon, I continued well after sunset for some interesting night images. Zurich, now has its dedicated gallery on the Bjorn Moerman Photography site. Please make sure you check it out here.

Remember, "A camera is a save button for the minds eye" - Roger Kingston

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