John Sandell photography
Looking Down

Looking Down. There are interesting photo opportunities everywhere in the dome of the Berlin Reichstag – home of the Bundestag, the German parliament – which was designed by British architect Norman Foster and completed in 1999. This is a fairly straight shot from near the top of the spiral walkway, but taken with the Nikon 12-24mm lens at 12mm – equivalent to 18mm on 35mm film – to emphasise the height of the space, and to make the most of the curve of the walkway on the left against the stack of adjustable mirrors on the right. I think the glimpse of the wheelchair top right helps to hold in that corner, but I might get complaints about (deliberately) cutting off the top of the wheel!

There are some details of my 2012 visit to the Reichstag on my Grand Tour blog.

Technical: NIKON D300, f=12.0 mm, ISO400, 1/1000 sec @ f7.1

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