Today was more or less about photography, and it included a bike ride.
I had some ideas for my wide angle lens today. My first shots were at home.
After lunch Janos and I rode our bikes to Königsplatz. I wrote about the 3,200 poppies there in a previous post. On this visit I wanted to see if I could get some more interesting captures with the wide angle lens. When we got there it was buzzing with people and the sun was already too low - got to get used to these shorter days. There was too much glare on the white facades and the shadows were dark. It wasn't a well chosen day or time of day for my intentions.
From there we pedaled to downtown Munich - crowded with shoppers on a Saturday - but we had a goal, the photo exhibition of Blende 1, a Munich photo club. The exhibtion was on the third floor of the Hofbräuhaus. I hadn't realized that there was more to the Hofbräuhaus than the popular and touristy beer hall. But there are dining areas on the upper floors as well, and rooms that can be used for things like exhibitions. I enjoyed seeing what other amateur photog's are up to and getting a look at some original ideas.
That was all that was on the agenda for the day and we were anxious to flee the crowds. But where to ride that wouldn't be just as crowded as the pedestrian zone. I decided to stop by the Old North Cemetery, just one kilometer from home. I've been there so many times, but I always find something that captures my interest. Sometimes it's something I never noticed before, sometimes it's just one of my favorite graves that I photograph again and again, in different light, in different seasons, using different lenses.