Martin Soler Photography

The Weinacht Reichstag

Berlin Reichtag at Christmas

Berlin Reichtag at Christmas

The Berlin Reichtag is an impressive building, if not because of beauty then because of history. It is located just beside the Bundestag building (or maybe the Bundestag is beside the Reichtag).

The glass dome that was built in there is quite an amazing architectural feat and whoever designed it managed to do a nice blend of modern and classic.

As I was out shooting in the -15c (or colder) night and walked by the entrance I thought this could be my chance to go up in that dome, but unbelievably there was still a queue all the way down the steps outside! It was bad enough walking in the cold but the idea of standing in line out there was immediately cancelled from my mind.

This is an HDR photo of three photos that I retouched in Lightroom.

Details:  Aperture: f/4.5  –  Exposure: 5.0 sec  –  Focal lengths: 10mm  –  Iso: 100

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This entry was published on January 10, 2010 at 12:42 am. It’s filed under Berlin, Buildings, Canon 500D, frost, HDR, Landscape, Monument, night photo and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “The Weinacht Reichstag

  1. Wow.. The deep blue and purple tones are breath-taking and gosh do they meld well with the more white lights in the center. Well done both in composition and post processing!

  2. Your shots are amazing. I don’t know how you do it. I just ordered Lightroom and it’s coming soon, so I want to learn as much as I can about it. I don’t understand what this HDR thing is all about, but your results are always fantastic. You say you take 3 photos. At different times? Or one after the other? And I don’t know what you do afterwards, but I hope to learn this technique. Thanks for sharing such great shots!

    • Hm. Let me find you a tutorial on HDR. But you take 3 shots at the same time with different exposures. Use the bracketing mode on your camera. Then with photomatix or other software you merge these together.

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