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Full moon

Last summer we could enjoy some pretty amazing almost cloudless full-moon nights. Not far from where I lived in Bonn there is this little Gothic church that I could see from my window. The view of the crosses under the full moonlight was quite remarkable!

I had to cheat a little bit and make two exposures to get this one right. Taking pics of the moon is tricky, as it is way brighter than it looks. So I used one really quick (about 1/1000s) exposure to get the moon properly, and a slower one to get all the nice shapes and details in the sky and cross.

Terrace in the docklands

During the last years prior to going digital I was shooting almost exclusively black and white film. For some reason, I have done it so much lately, so it was fun trying it for a little bit.

This picture was taken right after the big snow in London last Christmas, when the airports got closed and almost everyone tried to stay at home. I went for a walk from home to the almost empty Canary Wharf, it was wonderfully refreshing seeing all the normally crowded places completely empty. Somehow the black and white fitted well the mood of the day. Enjoy!
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