Spending a nice day in a park is one of the nicer things in life. I have been to a number of city parks, and while the big ones like Central Park of course made an impression, there are a number of smaller parks in smaller cities that are well-planned and accessible. I am lucky to live in a city with quite a few nice parks. I took this picture on a day spent with friends in the Herzogenriedpark in Mannheim. The roof has an interesting wave form, and while it is somewhat reminiscent of the 60’s or 70’s it is quite neat looking. I like the sense of motion is gives, despite being a solid and still structure.
The hardest part of this picture was finding the right exposure due to the backlit roof. With the setting I used, I was able to lighten the shadows and lower the highlights in order to come to this result. There are many ways to get a good result with a backlit picture, but I find a medium exposure – meaning one where the highlights are not blown out – yields the best results in a RAW format. I have tried bracketing to merge multiple exposures. Some of these pictures look good, but quite often there is a surreal feel to them.
Camera: Canon Powershot G9
Shutter Speed: 1/125