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Being in Ehrenfeld

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

Comments 33

  • Erwin Goldmann 11/02/2013 17:27

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


  • ManOnHorse 05/01/2013 2:15

    Just wonderful!
  • Beatrice Kahnt 12/26/2011 19:10

    it looks like... I don't know. A really spooky atmosphere... I will never go to Cologne....:o)))
    best greetings Beatrice
  • Silvia Simonato. 10/22/2011 1:17

    Interesante toma y muy lograda edición!!
    Saludos Silvia
  • Claudio Oldrini 10/21/2011 19:49

    Vivid and strong image,very good.
    Saluti Claudio
  • Ilidio Fernandes 10/18/2011 23:50

    Excellent work.
  • Mark Billiau. 10/17/2011 10:07

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

  • photo-josephine 10/16/2011 23:33

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


    LG Barbara
  • korol 10/16/2011 18:44

    Fascinating story! Get an amazing picture!
  • Heinz Wille 10/16/2011 15:05

    mal wieder ganz große Klasse...

    VG Heinz
  • Putty 10/16/2011 14:45

    Na da ist jede Menge Arbeit, Zeit und Geld reingegangen. Aber es hat sich gelohnt. Sieht herrlich utopisch and spacy aus!
    LG Putty
  • Franz-Josef Eckenroth 10/16/2011 11:14

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

    nr, 1 pic for my private favourites.

  • Adele Oliver 10/16/2011 5:10

    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
  • mike snead 10/15/2011 20:51

    really powerful work,dirk.


  • A. Napravnik 10/15/2011 19:30

    Starke Bearbeitung und Präsentation.
    Tolle Bildwirkung!
    Und Deine Geschichte zum Schmunzeln ;-)))
    LG Andreas
  • 008 10/15/2011 19:28

    Ein ganz hervorragendes Bild von dir

  • warth 10/15/2011 19:21

    Du machst Köln-Ehr°nfeld zu einem Erlebnis der besonderen ART. Und danke für den spannenden Abend.
    LG warth
  • Petra I. Henning 10/15/2011 18:53

    A very good pic !!!
    Kind regards
  • Markus 4 10/15/2011 18:08

    You had a lot to do, to present this picture
    Thank you
  • Alfred Schultz 10/15/2011 17:38

    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).
  • s. sabine krause 10/15/2011 16:12

    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
  • Manuela Lousberg 10/15/2011 13:30

    Ein tolles Motiv, klasse fotografiert und sehr passend bearbeitet.
    Wunderschöne Aufnahme !
    LG Manu
  • RONSHI FOTOGRAFIE - Gudrun Ronsöhr-Hiebel 10/15/2011 13:18

    Geniale Arbeit - Fotokunst
    LG Gudrun
  • BRYAN CRUTE 10/15/2011 11:39

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

  • LaBella 10/15/2011 10:01

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



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Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens ---
Aperture 4
Exposure time 1/500
Focus length 35.0 mm
ISO 160

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