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Frank Schauf
11-13-2014, 11:57 AM
Cologne Cathedral with Hohenzollern bridge

High Dynamic Range Image
7 images 0.5s - 30s; f/10; ISO 200; 1Dx with EF 70-200/2.8L IS II USM at 70mm


Don Railton
11-13-2014, 11:24 PM
Hi Frank

This is very impressive..! that gold bridge is quite something, not sure how you got it so gold but I really don't care. I like that it leads nicely to the Cathedral. The blurry tree over the water LLC I think I might evict if your ethics allow... I see an alternative shot/crop with the bottom edge lifted to the desk of the walking path (or maybe a little lower...). You loose the river but the bridge and the lead become even more dominant..

good stuff


Mike Herdman
11-14-2014, 10:01 PM
I am not a big HDR fan, but...It is a beautiful image/scene...the lighting is really nice...and as Don mentioned...losing the tree would help.

Don Lacy
11-16-2014, 08:17 PM
Wonderful image love the tones and colors and the leading lines. Would also lose the tree id possible

11-17-2014, 07:13 PM
The tree obviously was missed by you, the rest of the image is first rate. Very nice.

Morkel Erasmus
11-19-2014, 07:08 AM
I really like this - great image design and execution. The tree reflection doesn't bother me much.
I particularly like how the golden light on the bridge contrasts with the colder light on the cathedral, which helps the eye travel there naturally.

Jeff Maw
11-19-2014, 03:02 PM
I really like this photo. The colors and composition are great. I do find the tree reflection distracting.

Andrew McLachlan
11-23-2014, 11:09 AM
Hi Frank, beautifully done. With regards to the tree reflection it is the lights shining through that are a little too birght for my tastes, if you try to tone down the bright areas within the reflection I think it would improve the overall feel and be less of a distraction. Look forward to seeing more!

Tim Rucci
02-28-2015, 09:16 AM
Really nice work, Frank. Congratulations! I see this as HDR the way it was 'meant to be', rather than the over-baked, unnatural renditions that are all so common these days.