The architecture in Berlin was amazing, I really enjoyed turning each corner to find something completely new and different. Each building made a bold statement with different materials and I found that many used lines and squares to create intricate pattern on a vast scale as well as glass.
Lines and Perspective
I found there were a lot of parallel lines surrounding the city, in walls windows, corners and on the street. The heights and curves worked against the sharp corners to enhance their quirkiness and see things in new ways, more than usual.
Brandenberg Gate & The Reichstag
We visited Brandenberg Gate & The Reichstag which were great to photograph. I love how the gate was lit up pink and the Reichstag had so much power and meaning to attached to it i was overwhelmed whilst standing before it.
I had fun photographing in the memorial whilst trying to understand its meaning. It was great to capture shadows and light as well as lines, edges and vanishing points and pictures of others observing their surroundings too, spying.
Whilst in Berlin one of the categories we were told to capture was close ups. Whilst visting galleries and exhibitions as well as just roaming around the city and its superb architecture there was no doubt there was a lot to take in.
I managed to capture a range of different textures and colours from different objects whether they were big or very small.
We also visited an Artist's squat which I found very fun to capture. I was so alive and energetic complete full of noise and colour. Natural light peeped through whilst artificial light helped to light up the words and images cast on the walls. Dirty graffiti at its best.
Art and Instilation
I really loved taking in new art and instillation and found it every interactive and fun, with amazing use of colour and texture on a really big scale and put things into perspective.
Finally I had a good go at taking some long exposures. Some in the roads with car lights, others from the coloured lights of the city lighting up walls and trees with pinks and greens. I liked the photos that I took under the main shopping center dome the best, using a tripod and really long exposure the blues and reds were longed out and enhanced creating a surreal bright and powerful light.