The spooky ruin

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Got my new LED head light today and wanted to test it immediately. So I went on the mountain above Heidelberg where you find the ruins of a very old cloister in the middle of a deep forest - honestly - being there alone at 10 pm was really spooky and very cold
Mounted my K20D on a tripod, activated 12 sec. timer, turned off autofocus, set a manual shutter speed of 20 seconds and steped in front of the camera and illuminated the ruin with my torch (the orange light in the sky came from the illuminated city of Heidelberg which is at the food of this mountain
01/02/2011 - 22:43AxelLuther
Shutter Speed30 sec
Focal Length18mm


Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 23:16
I like it. Nice atmosphere


Link Posted 02/02/2011 - 06:38
Good. I got the same colour-sky on December 2010 due to lights coming from railway station of Florence. So it's normal...I'm glad for this....


Link Posted 02/02/2011 - 16:57
Lovely Axel: trust you to come up with something special.
Best wishes,


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Link Posted 02/02/2011 - 18:35
Your dedication Axel never ceases to amaze me, and your photos aren't bad either!!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)


Link Posted 02/02/2011 - 21:29
That's wonderful, I love the soft yet striking colours; it's this sort of photograph that makes me want to keep on learning. Thank you Axel!


Link Posted 02/02/2011 - 22:13
Creative, unusual and brilliant as usual
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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Link Posted 04/02/2011 - 13:09
Clciking trhogh the gallery, this is the third photo I have looked at - and they are all yours! This one is quite intriguing and very well photographed. You must be pretty pleased with that headtorch as well!
K20D | FA 50mm f1.4 | Sigma 17-70mm | DA 18-55mm kit | DA 50-200mm
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