Cologne – Stuck in Customs

Inside the Cologne Cathedral

Hilarious video with terrible voice acting

Look at these “highlights” – haha I could not stop laughing.

Daily Photo – Inside the Cologne Cathedral

I was so surprised to walk into this cathedral at night and see this! They were showing images from deep space and playing all this crazy minimalist music… something like Phillip Glass. I sat in here for about half an hour just kind of staring at this giant movie screen. It’s definitely one of my best church experiences! πŸ™‚

Inside the Cologne Cathedral

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  • Date Taken2016-09-24 04:53:53
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture
  • ISO12800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Bats in the Belfry in Cologne

More from this amazing Cathedral

And here are two more photos of this amazing place. One from the outside and one from the inside.

Amazing Cologne

The Universe In Cologne

Daily Photo – Bats in the Belfry in Cologne

Those are bats, yes? We all sat there staring up for eons wondering if they were bats. I think they are. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m an expert in flying reptiles. I’m really much more of an armchair-flying-reptile expert. And, from my hypothetical armchair, they are most certainly bats.

Bats in the Belfry in Cologne

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  • Date Taken2016-09-24 04:16:05
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture
  • ISO4000
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Universe in Cologne

Speaking of Macphun

Don’t forget to grab the new Aurora HDR 2017 that we co-developed with Macphun and these two ladies in the photo below!

Daily Photo – The Universe in Cologne

While we were in Cologne for Photokina, we went out with Macphun almost every night. It was Alex and these two gals, Oksana and Julianna. On the last night there, we all wandered over to the amazing Cologne cathedral. When we walked in, we were totally shocked to see a mostly darkened room along with a huge screen playing an animated slideshow of Hubble Telescope images. There were ethereal, surreal sounds of space playing all through the stone walls. All around the outside were priests that you could talk to about the infinity of space and the universe… it was completely eclectic and amazing!

I didn’t have my tripod, so I borrowed one from a random Chinese tourist. Also, I didn’t have my wide-angle – just my 35 prime! So I made a panorama. When I took the tripod back, it turns out that the gentleman subscribes to my newsletter of all things β€” crazy universe!

The Universe in Cologne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-09-24 04:38:50
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Coming to Germany!

Heading to Germany next week for multiple events including a private art show β€” wanna come? Here’s my schedule (contact assistant Ruby at [email protected] for scheduling)

Sep 21 – 24 β€” Photokina in Cologne

Sep 24 – 27 β€” Bits & Pretzels Conference in Munich

Sep 28+ β€” Berlin private art show (leave a comment or signup for our newsletter if you want one of the 5 limited tickets available)

Daily Photo – Across the River from Cologne

Here’s a photo of Cologne that I took last time I was there when all my camera gear was stolen! Hopefully, this time, it will be a smoother trip! πŸ™‚

Across the River from Cologne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-03-14 02:07:21
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length69.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Camera Bag Stolen in Germany and… New April Lightroom Presets, Live!

April Lightroom Presets, only $2.50 instead of $5

The monthly tradition continues with my Lightroom Presets! I hope you have enjoyed the previous month packs, and here comes a funky-fresh one!

Daily Photo – Amazing Cologne

I loved everything about Cologne… except for my train ride back to Dusseldorf.

My whole camera bag was stolen! Can you believe it? I was distracted and before I knew it, my whole camera bag was swiped in a grab n’ run! What a bummer! I still was holding my tripod and A7r, so I didn’t lose those, luckily. But I did lost an A7ii, two Leica lenses, and a Sony lens. Ouch! Oh well, it’s just stuff… But kind of inconvenient now, you know? Ah well…

I filed out a police report and everything. We’re checking on insurance now to see what was covered… fingers crossed but I have low expectations!

Amazing Cologne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-03-14 02:07:21
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length69.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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