Munich on a Saturday

There is nothing like Munich on a weekend. Especially when their beloved Bayer Munchen is playing. Following my trip out to the Bauma fairgrounds, I spent time walking around Munich, one of my favorite cities in the world. As you can see the crowds were out in force with many dressed to support their team. The Z6 is shaping up to be a great travel camera, light and responsive. .

Nikon Z6; Nikon Z24-70f4.5

Telling the Story

My recent time in Munich reminded me of a great trip that I took to Germany two years ago during Octoberfest. First to the northern city of Lubeck and then down to Munich.

I think travel photography is a great way to enhance a trip. A little preparation pre-trip goes a long way to make sure you are ready to capture those images and that they get safely back home with you – something I wrote about a couple of years back for Currents Magazine and am happy to share if you contact me.

Travel photography gives you the chance to visually tell the story, creating memories you can look back on for years. But to tell the story its more than a simple click. Trying to tie in elements that can visually express your experience in a simple image can be daunting.

To illustrate, the light and sky were great for the first image of the fountain at Munich’s Karlsplatz, just outside of the ancient gate, Karlstor, and the pedestrian area leading to Marienplatz. But if you don’t know Munich, it could be a fountain anywhere in Europe. I like the second one a lot better. It helps tell the story and certainly the time of year that we were in Munich.

Surfing in Munich?????

Last Spring, I ran across an unusual sight. Not too far of a walk from the center of Munich is the Eisbach, a small man-made river that connects to the Isar River and works its way through the English Garden. The current is treacherous and at one point a wave occurs due to the nature of how the stream was constructed. There are actually two other man-made waves that are surfed in Munich in addition to this one. Since the 70’s, surfers literally have leapt onto their boards from the sidewalls of the stream and are immediately in surfing mode before they eventually move to the side to get out. Falling does not seem to be an option given the current and this wave tends to be only used by very experienced surfers. Was the last thing I thought I would be watching in Munich….