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Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

Was lucky enough to have visited Cologne this week for a few days, and crikey it was hot. It was as if someone simply stole the air!

Lovely place though, here's a few of the cathedral and a church that is only a hundred or so yards away.

Cologne Cathedral - darned tourists!



And inside...




One of the alleyways...

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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

I love the composition of number 3 , Whats happened to to bottom left hand corner in number 1
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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

Well, it's lens flare of some form, not sure really. I may have had some hair or something on the lens... it is a weird rainbow effect though eh.
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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

I like all three of them, but #3 is a paricularly neat composition. Are they taken with the 7-14? It's a devil for lens flare.
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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

Hi John

Yes, all taken with the 7-14mm and I agree, it is a devil for flare. It's all over the place when using it at the inappropriate angles!

My fav from the trip is in fact #3 here... it was the solitary flag that initially caught my eye, then I moved and composed for this effect. Glad you like it.
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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

Yep lens flare.You can see it in the view finder when composing.I normally hold my hand up and hold the camera in one hand to stop it.

Nice pictures by the way.I love continental Europe.
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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

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Yep lens flare.You can see it in the view finder when composing.I normally hold my hand up and hold the camera in one hand to stop it.....
Likewise, although I have considered wearing a bowler hat for the purpose.
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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

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Likewise, although I have considered wearing a bowler hat for the purpose.
I suspect John would require a very big head for it be effective. With the Peleng I often end up waving my hand above my head like a demented schoolboy.

Definetly prefer the 3'rd, lovely composition. Might comment that the HDR on the first two is bit outside my preferred taste.

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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

Great shots, John, although I rather agree a bit much HDR for my taste. What tourists are you complaining about in #1? Any time I've been there, they've been [U]much[U] thicker (in all senses - it's a prime site for using auto flash on a P&S) on the ground.

How did you get the Dom so empty for #2?

I like #3 the best, but if you'd backed off a bit more, you'd still have got the flag, but also got some cast iron trade signs as well as a bit more of Groß St Martin

Although most of the churches (except the Dom, which was untouched) are academically accurate reconstructions after WW2 damage, I prefer them. Did you manage to see the others?

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Re: Cologne, the Cathedral and a church

Great shots, I just can't believe how we diddn't hit it in thye war time raids, its so near the railway station.
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