Berlin - Evening
Berlin - Evening

Steve Thornton, Fashion Photography

About the Video

While planning my way to Zingst, Germany, I decided to fly into and spend 2 days in Berlin as I have never been there and I really wanted a couple of days to get over the major part of Jet Lag. The first day was spent wandering around the Nollendorf square (Nollendorfplatz) area as I was unable to sleep due to an air raid siren in the form of a 1 year old child 2 seats away crying, screaming and making a fuss the entire 9 hour flight to Paris. Normally I can tune this out but not this time. So after arriving at the hotel I was hoping to be able to stay awake until at least 10 pm. However by 7 pm I was asleep as I could not function as I had been up for 25 hours plus dealing with the dyhydration that occurs when flying, even drinking a lot of water on the flight, I was out.

Of course I then wake up at 2 am Berlin time as I normally only sleep 5-6 hours per night. So I got my laptop out and worked on files I shot the first day until breakfast was served. After I grabbed my camera bag and left.

I wanted to see the Berlin Wall, or what I should say what is left of it. I looked on the map and found the metro station close to the Wall was the Silesian Gate metro station (U-Bhf Schlesisches Tor). Then a short walk to get to the Wall. When crossing the Oberbaum Bridge (Oberbaumbrücke) I noticed the railing and liked the design. Upon a closer look I decided that it was likely lighted at night and I wanted to return to shoot it at dusk. So I returned early because I liked the metro stations and I wanted to shoot parts of them too.

The first metro station is Nollendorf square (Nollendorfplatz) and 7 stops away is the U-Bhf Schlesisches Tor station which is a really cool structure. So I shot video on the Schlesisches Tor station on the elevated paltform and down at street level before walking to the Oberbaum Bridge (Oberbaumbrücke) to wait until the lights were turned on.

For a sense of scale, the famous TV tower is 2 miles (3.25 KM) from the bridge.

Steve Thornton, Fashion Photography

For Photographers

The Gear:

Canon 5D MKIII cameras set from 320 ISO to 5000 ISO using
Canon 70-200mm zoom lens,
24-70mm zoom lens,
16-35mm zoom lens,
100mm f2.8 Macro lens, and a
1.4 tele converter,
Gitzo CF Tripod w/75mm ball mount,
Sachtler fluid head,
Small HD monitor.

Music by Luke Neumann

Lighting:
Sunlight

Steve Thornton, Fashion Photography

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