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BerliNoir, March 2008 (III) May 2, 2008

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Dummy heads and detective poster at an antiques shop

Pic 1: An antiques shop on Oranienstraße, with dismembered dummy heads and a poster for a German detective movie, Emile die Detektive. The tones could be more contrasty (a technical term, I think) but the random collection of objects is a good reference to Berlin as a cut-up city.

Pic 2: Another, longer shot of Bornholmer Straße S-Bahn from Bösebrücke. I was most interested in getting the interconnecting train lines and tracks, but am not sure that comes through very well. The S-Bahn sign does, however, seem rather lonely on its own. S-Bahn lines and tracks

Pic 3: The Gedächtniskirche on the Kurfürstendamm: a typical tourist photo that I thought I just had to have. Not too much to say about it otherwise. The Gedächtniskirche on the Kudamm
More pictures coming soon.


BerliNoir, March 2008 (II)

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Emily at Bösebrücke in Prenzlauer Berg

Pic 1: A nice picture of Emily at Bösebrücke, at the end of Norwegerstraße. The photo is nicely split between the railing and edge of the bridge above andthe graffiti and stone to the right, with cross-legged Emily in the middle.

Pic 2: My favourite picture of the Bornholmer Straße S-Bahn station through a hole in the wall on Norweger Straße. The focus on the sign, split by the lamppost, and the blurry focus on the wall in the foreground is very nice. Bornholmer Str. sign through a hole in the wall.

Pic 3: Another picture of Ms Jones at Bösebrücke. This is a little less grainy than the other, but the composition is better in Picture 1.

On top of the bridge near Bornholmer Str


BerliNoir, March 2008

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Blurring Lines:

Emily at Rosenthaler Platz U-Bahn station

Pic 1: This is a nice picture of Emily at Rosenthaler Platz U-Bahn station, along with the train coming onto the platform behind her. The long exposure means a nice blurry train, but also a slightly blurry Emily in the foreground. One of my favourites this time, but perhaps would be better on less grainy Ilford film (as in the last roll).

Rosenthaler Pl. at night time, with car headlampsPic 2: Rosenthaler Platz from St Oberholz, again with the issue that it was a long exposure and thus slightly blurry overall. The car headlamps streaming across the centre of the picture, and the lines on the road, are a satisfying pattern nonetheless.

Pic 3: Norweger Straße, the street along which the Wall ran. This is more a German-language convoluted joke. That the Wall used to be on this street and that there is a sign stating Keine Wendemöglichkeit is amusing but requires too much explanation here, I think!Norweger Straße, near home


HamburgNoir, 24th – 26th March 2008 April 6, 2008

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Hamburger Hafen

Emily at U-Bahn BaumwallThe Harbour at SunsetHarbour at SunsetPic 1: This is Emily at Baumwall, an U-Bahn station near the harbour. Now the intention was for it all to be in focus, so it’s a little odd that the background is clear but Emily isn’t! But it’s somehow a nice photo anyway.
Pic 2: This and pic 3 here are also favourites! I really like the composition of the light in this one – bright sun in the centre, silhouettes fading to black, and glistening water.
Pic 3: More harbour sunset. Similar to the last photo, but I like the lone wispy cloud and the mast of the ship in the foreground.

That’s all for now folks. More coming next week.


HamburgNoir, 24th – 26th March 2008

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Centre of Hamburg

The Rathaus with a nice sunspotThe Hamburg Fernsehturm, from near the AlsterSt. Petri Kirche, on MönckebergstraßeRathausmarkt - corner of the RathausPic 1: The Hamburg Rathaus with a nice sunspot behind it. Another favourite photo, and just about what I was trying to do, although the building could have been darker still I think.
Pic 2: Taken from near Jungfernstieg and the Alster, a view of the Hamburg Fernsehturm, which I alway think looks like a squashed version of the Berlin TV tower. Thanks to Ms Jones, I managed to get some of the contours of the clouds by metring them first. I like the little details in traffic light silhouettes etc.
Pic 3: One that wasn’t what I wanted, as a contrast. St Petri Kirche on Mönckebergstraße, which I wanted to be in silhouette. More detail on the buildings is nice, but not planned!
Pic 4: Part of the Rathaus plus some crazy tree in the foreground.


HamburgNoir, 24th – 26th March 2008

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More Art: 3D sculpture problems

Picasso Cubist sculptureTwo sculpturesA Rodin sculpture. As pensive as the Thinker Pic 1: A Picasso sculpture – this is the idea I was trying to do, though not the exact outcome. The sculpture was intended to be very dark against a very white background. Still cool, I think.
Pic 2: Possibly my favourite photo of two small sculptures, with the one further away in sharp focus and the foreground sculpture blurry but facing the lens. Pleased with this one.
Pic 3: A Rodin sculpture – I like this one too, though perhaps it would be better if it were metred for the body of the sculpture in close up, and then taken as a longer shot?


HamburgNoir, 24th – 26th March 2008

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Art at the Kunsthalle

Unknown sculpture - busts in a caseWarhol - prints of Joseph BeuysUnknown sculpture
Pic 1: It’s a little too dark to see well, but this is a sculpture with various busts in a glass cabinet, but the case is cracked open. It’s in a hallway next to the lift, so at first you’re unsure whether it’s meant to be there at all!
Pic 2: A reflection of me in the second of these three Warhol prints featuring artist Joseph Beuys. Interesting because the third print is in the style of a film negative.
Pic 3: Difficult to see, but reflections of Emily and me in the concave mirror in this sculpture, made of a black piece of wood and the mirror.