Hamburger Rathaus in Herbststimmung

A picture like I had for over a week in my mind. On the way home on a Friday evening I had seen the avenue trees at the Ballindamm in great autumn coloring and from the corner of my eye still the setting sun with its warm light on the trees. A week later I had the opportunity to be there again at the time of the golden hour. Hamburg’s streets were close to the traffic infarction and I could just get from the office to the street Neuer Jungfernstieg at the Alster to catch the very last parking lot there. It should fit like this. On the way to the corner Ballindamm / Lombardsbrücke I heard the loud noises of the dense traffic. Many drivers were aggressive, it was wildly honked, because again and again the large crossing was blocked by other drivers.

But when I had set up my tripod and thought about how I would get the construction cranes from the picture, I didn’t hear anything more about the street noise. That is the beautiful and at the same time fascinating thing about photography — I can sink again and again into my picture compositions and not perceive anything around me anymore. So I was able to capture this beautiful picture with autumn trees and the Hamburg Town Hall in the background.


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