Berlin on fire – an HDR photo

Martin Soler Photography

I just got back from Berlin, was there for work reasons and didn’t do any shooting this time. But last time I was there with the family I took a few pics and I figured now is a great time to share one of them.

I took this shot handheld from the restaurant at the top of Galeria Kaufhof on Alexander Platz in Berlin. It’s an HDR photo of three shots that I edited in Lightroom, Photomatix and Topaz. Technically the shot isn’t quite right since it’s blurry and has some window reflections as I was inside when I shot it. However it’s more of an artistic shot than a technical shot.

As I was grabbing a bite up on the top floor of the shopping mall it was hailing and the dark clouds were over us. However the sun was still shining through on the horizon and it really…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrast

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Now that I appear to have the concept of what this word means then  I found it hard to stop finding images for this challenge..

This first image I have to say I absolutely love.  I am very glad to show it to you.


This old  Milk can reconstructed as a  mail  box I photographed against the luxuriously colorful afternoon sky makes for a wonderfully diverse shot from something so simple and something most drive past each day. The sky is a wonderful contrast.

The late afternoon is made spectacular here by catching the sun on the river and the puddles sitting beside here.  The light was causing these bodies of water to shine against the darkening of the afternoon around us.  This caused a striking image as I stood there!

The early morning is always a time your guaranteed to see all of my friends  the birds out…

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