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Being in Ehrenfeld by dirk van Appeldorn

Being in Ehrenfeld


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15.10.2011 at 7:31h
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Met colleague WARTH in Cologne. He has seen (and photographed) every corner in Cologne. Not every, I thought and went out to find a different place. Had to walk through dumps and mud, had to climb fences...but here we go :-))
This photo is especially for warth and here how it was done: Canon 5D Mark 2, five shots in raw, pre-work in Lightroom, before sent to photomatix programme for HDR, finally Nik Efex Pro b/w programme as photoshop cs 5 plug-in...and ready :-)
(Im not listing the screaming railway worker, the dog who tried to bite me and the drunkard who asked for 1 euro for which he would put his head on the rail :-))
Best wishes


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Vera M. Shulga, 15.10.2011 at 7:42h

You are like a"stalker" in fantastic movies.
Cool picture!

Klaus Kieslich, 15.10.2011 at 7:52h

Ganz stark
Gruß Klaus

viola d, 15.10.2011 at 8:02h

Is that really all you did to take this picture? How disappointing.... I don't recognize you, Dirk....:))
I expected swimming across the English Channel,
parachuting or at least bungee jumping:)
Anyway... even with not so long and arduous efforts, you achieved a mysterious and pretty frightening ambience. ..:) Really great.Congratultions. Bw, Viola
Ps. Needless to say, i admire not only your photographic talents but your courage as well.:)

picture-e GALLERY70, 15.10.2011 at 8:23h

ich ziehe meinen hut. perfekt. Liebe Grüsse und einen charmanten Rest des Tages wünscht Dir ..picture-e

Deryck, 15.10.2011 at 8:33h

:-)) It seems you dared a lot for this picture...

But it was all worth your while, because this is really one of the best works I've seen from you. Fantastic editing, creating a very well working mood. Very well done Dirk!

Jörg Klüber, 15.10.2011 at 8:47h

Great work Dirk!
A stunning one!
nice weekend!
rgds Jörg

Tatiana Gutskova, 15.10.2011 at 9:08h

fascinating picture! great job!
bw Tatiana

Elfie W., 15.10.2011 at 9:34h

What a fascinating photo tour - editing is excellent!!!
Compliment, and it's nice to see you here again.
rgds elfie

LaBella, 15.10.2011 at 10:01h

mutet schon regelrecht futuristisch an. klasse motiv in starker umsetzung.


BRYAN CRUTE, 15.10.2011 at 11:39h

The editing effects are truly awesome !
You risked a lot and thankfully survived :-)


RONSHI-FOTOGALERIE, 15.10.2011 at 13:18h

Geniale Arbeit - Fotokunst
LG Gudrun

Manuela Lousberg, 15.10.2011 at 13:30h

Ein tolles Motiv, klasse fotografiert und sehr passend bearbeitet.
Wunderschöne Aufnahme !
LG Manu

s. sabine krause, 15.10.2011 at 16:12h

here's my first association: a picture taken in the darkest hour of the night by a grateful alien who'd just gotten out of his spaceship safely after having completed his the tricky feat of docking on safely to köln-ehrenfeld (ALF*). i really like the strange and suspensful "moonlit" atmosphere of this picture (and i do like it, when "hdr" really and literally "makes sense"! ; ))) – in this case, there's clearly some kind of expectation in the air! my favorite detail, though: the graffitied ace of hearts on the wall! greetings, sabine. p.s.: 1 € for a head on the tracks sounds like a real bargain – would have made a great splatter picture… ; ))))))

*Alien Landing Facility

Alfred Schultz, 15.10.2011 at 17:38h

Creepy and shocking what you did again,
as well as the story and the picture.
Still: Great "work".
Cheers - A.
I would've put a nice pink or green frame with flowers on it around that picture, to make it more friendly ;o)
(you know, what I mean).

Markus 4, 15.10.2011 at 18:08h

You had a lot to do, to present this picture
Thank you

Petra I. Henning, 15.10.2011 at 18:53h

A very good pic !!!
Kind regards

warth, 15.10.2011 at 19:21h

Du machst Köln-Ehr°nfeld zu einem Erlebnis der besonderen ART. Und danke für den spannenden Abend.
LG warth

008, 15.10.2011 at 19:28h

Ein ganz hervorragendes Bild von dir


A. Napravnik, 15.10.2011 at 19:30h

Starke Bearbeitung und Präsentation.
Tolle Bildwirkung!
Und Deine Geschichte zum Schmunzeln ;-)))
LG Andreas

mike snead, 15.10.2011 at 20:51h

really powerful work,dirk.



Adele Oliver, 16.10.2011 at 5:10h

A sad sight, but one of many all over the world - reality behind the "pretty" sights .... and one should see it.
Your image is excellent - monochrome fits well!!
greetings, Adele

Franz-Josef Eckenroth, 16.10.2011 at 11:14h

fantastic pic and a great story.
very good location in cologne. street photography at its best.

nr, 1 pic for my private favourites.


Putty, 16.10.2011 at 14:45h

Na da ist jede Menge Arbeit, Zeit und Geld reingegangen. Aber es hat sich gelohnt. Sieht herrlich utopisch and spacy aus!
LG Putty

Heinz Wille, 16.10.2011 at 15:05h

mal wieder ganz große Klasse...

VG Heinz

korol, 16.10.2011 at 18:44h

Fascinating story! Get an amazing picture!

Peter Kloth-Schad, 16.10.2011 at 19:28h

Quasi bei mir um die Ecke...
Endzeitlich wirkt das...mindestens sehr heruntergekommen die ehemals stolze 'DB'...
Ja, Hunde und Bahnarbeiter...das kann in die Hose gehen :-)
Heftig und sehr klasse!

photo-josephine, 16.10.2011 at 23:33h

Du hast den wahrscheinlich exklusivsten Ort in Köln gefunden, der einer so sorgfältigen Bearbeitung der Belichtungen würdig ist ...


LG Barbara

Mark Billiau., 17.10.2011 at 10:07h

Your editing work evokes a great dark mood in this shot !
Well done !


Ilidio Fernandes, 18.10.2011 at 23:50h

Excellent work.

Claudio Oldrini, 21.10.2011 at 19:49h

Vivid and strong image,very good.
Saluti Claudio

Silvia Simonato., 22.10.2011 at 1:17h

Interesante toma y muy lograda edición!!
Saludos Silvia

Beatrice Kahnt, 26.12.2011 at 19:10h

it looks like... I don't know. A really spooky atmosphere... I will never go to Cologne....:o)))
best greetings Beatrice

ManOnHorse, 1.05.2013 at 2:15h

Just wonderful!

Erwin Goldmann, 2.11.2013 at 17:27h

Spitzenfoto gute HDR-Bearbeitung - nicht zu extrem,
++ klasse



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  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 35.0 mm
  • f4
  • 1/500
  • ISO 160
  • EV

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