Dusseldorf Media Harbor – Gehry Reflected


Frank Gehry Media Harbor Dusseldorf GermanyCanon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm f/4L IS USM at 40mm, f/8 for 1/50s at ISO 100

Background

One of the many attractions in Dusseldorf Germany is the Media Harbor which is the home of several television and media stations. The site is especially worth visiting for architecture buffs, with buildings by Frank Gehry, Claude Vasconi, and David Chipperfield lining the harbor. The Media Harbor is also a great site for photographers since the area is filled with buildings with unique lines and shapes that can make for some interesting photos.

How to get this type of shot

Walking around the area, I spotted this scene of one of the Gehry buildings reflecting off of a nearby building. I was drawn to not only the reflections, but the strong diagonal lines created by the opposing building. I had my polorizer on my lens, so I had to dial down the polarization effect to preserve the reflection off of the glass. Thanks to the fastidiously neat German window cleaners, I was able to get a nice clean refection. There was also some work involved in finding the right angle to shoot so that the opposing building was reflected and so I would not merely get the interior of the office spaces.

Location

Dusseldorf Media Harbor.

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