Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

For the 25 years I have lived in Lund I have never been able to get a really interesting picture of the Cathedral (Domkyrkan). The Cathedral is in the center of town surrounded by a park with lots of high trees on one side and a busy street with tall buildings across from the front. It's always funny to see people trying to photograph the church, they squeeze into the doorways of the buildings to get one foot further back since few lenses are wide enough to fit the entire church into one shot. A few years ago I bought a 17-40mm lens, which was a step in the right direction,



but first when I bought the 14mm Samyang manual lens was I able to photograph the Cathedral in some sort of context. But it still needs something special. So when fireworks in the park were announced for the New Years celebration I finally got my wish. Excusing myself from a New Years party to go photograph the Cathedral got more than a few comments...


And as luck would have it after the fireworks ended some friends invited me back to another party, which turned out to be quite a lot of fun as well...

Of course you have to plan for a shot like this so I made several visits to check the angles in the days before New Years, including this shot before sunrise...

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