Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge

Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge, Germany

Mark Shimazu Photography

Cologne Cathedral Rhine River Bridge Germany Koln Kolner DomCanon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm f/4L IS USM at 67mm, f/11 for 25s at ISO 100


Whenever I visit Cologne, I try to come back to this spot and make this photo. I have probably tried about a half a dozen or more times, almost all during the winter, and have only had one day of clear skies. This was back in 2010 and the photo can be seen here and was Post #1 for my blog.

This time around, I was fortunate to be in Germany during summer. Clear skies were abound the week I was there, except of course when I went to shoot this image. Luckily there was a break in the clouds behind the cathedral which made for some drama in the sky.

How to get this type of shot

I have seen numerous images of this iconic scene and have taken quite a bit…

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