Said & Done

It’s been a rainy few days over here, and since photographing the local skyline was on my list, I checked the weather report for some time before sunrise today: no rain forecast!

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Now for a spot where I could capture the skyline in detail and as part of a wide panoramic sweep: the Deutschherrenbrücke over the river Main is easily accessible and wide enough to let passers-by through without me having to fold up the tripod every 5 minutes.

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This turned out rather nicely, because – much to my amazement – there are heaps of runners out there at 6am! Since it’s a railway bridge, there were also some freight and commuter trains passing by, but much less than I had anticipated.

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A band of clouds scraping the buildings meant I couldn’t get a perfectly clear view of the entire skyline while it was still dark, but the blueish tinge of sunrise doesn’t really hurt the photo, does it?

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The brightly-lit building on the far right of the first photo in this post is the new European Central Bank building; you can see a detail or two in the following image. I think the first people have started moving in and they’ll continue moving over the course of the next month or so.

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No luck with the sun peeking through the clouds, possibly even lighting up the skyline… but tomorrow should bring another rain-free and less overcast morning, so fingers crossed!

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By the way, the trip back home in the opposite direction to rush hour was very satisfying indeed 😉