I cherish little relics of the past that live on today. The Kristallspiegelsaal, or crystal mirror hall, belongs to a hotel and restaurant in the town of Altenahr, Germany. In this small town in the Ahr Valley, tradition lives on. I wasn’t able to find out when the this opened, but it looks like early 1970’s to me. I think about all of the fun times that have been had here, the drunken dramas, the meals eaten together with friends and family. I also wonder how much longer a place like this will survive.

I did not have my tripod with me. I used wanted to get a longer exposure so I opened the aperture to the maximum the lens allowed me. I chose the ISO of 400, to reduce sensitivity so that I could get a longer exposure. The streaks of light you see are a car driving by. I love the effect of seeing the car lights but not seeing the car, it adds something unique and livens up the otherwise still shot.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 15-85mm at 27mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 0.3 sec
ISO: 400
Postprocessing: Lightroom


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