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St. Jodok Church – Ravensburg, Germany (HDR Vertorama) St. Jodok is one of the catholic churches of Ravensburg in southern Germany. What I find most remarkable about his church is the composition of colors. The bright white of the walls, the wooden tones and the turquoise/red colors of the organ are quite unique, I think.

Basilica St. Martin – Weingarten, Germany (HDR Vertorama) This HDR vertorama was taken in the Basilica St. Martin in Weingarten, Germany. This wonderful church was built between 1715 and 1724. The white interior creates a fantastic light, and when the sun is shining, this place lights up. This is a classical example of a scene that requires HDR. In a normal shot, you could never capture how the sun shines on those pillars without the rest of the shot being hopelessly underexposed.

Swabian Gem – Weingarten, Germany (HDR Vertorama) This is another photo from the Basilika St. Martin in Weingarten, Germany. On this beautiful sunny day, I had a lot of luck. The sun illuminated the church and there were virtually no tourists there. I was excited about the photos. But when I came back home, it became obvious that the dynamic range was too much for the hand-held AEB series I took. I had to learn a lot and do some extensive experiments to find out how to deal with this.

When you are taking photos outdoors, the rule says that you should not do so in the middle of the day. The light is harsh and not very flattering for your subjects. This 12-shot HDR Vertorama image taken in the Basilica St. Lorenz in Kempten, Germany is a good example where photographing around noon is actually a good thing. In this case, the sun was shining through the window and on the floor. It was reflected on the pillars and the other objects in the church. This created a special…

The Library (HDR Vertorama) On the way to the location of our most recent vacation, we went past Wiblingen Abbey near Ulm in southern Germany. This abbey is renowned for its great library. Having seen some images of this library, I knew that this would be a great place for shooting vertoramas. And here it is.

The Ingress (HDR Vertorama) This HDR vertorama does not depict a church as most of the earlier uploads of that type. Although, one may argue that it is kind of a temple too – a temple of the modern business world. However, I doubt that in 500 years from now, masses of people will be visiting it and look at its interior in awe.

Wuerttemberg Mausoleum – Stuttgart, Germany (HDR Vertorama) This is a Mausoleum built on the Württemberg mountain. It was commissioned by William II of Württemberg for his wife Katharina. The interesting thing is that the King had Wirtemberg Castle removed in 1819 from that very place in order to build this Mausoleum. Obviously he loved his Queen very much.

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