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Travel Photo Thursday: At The Berlin Wall

Travel Photo Thursday: At The Berlin Wall

This past Sunday Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall and Tales Told From The Road featured that event in two stories published on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Five years ago, and nearly two decades after The Wall began to crumble, I was in Germany’s once and present capital city. Here are photos I shot of the murals painted on the section of the Berlin Wall known as the Eastside Gallery.

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

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Travel Photo Thursday: “Shooting” Europe

Travel Photo Thursday: “Shooting” Europe

In you are headed to Hungary, be aware that in mid-March that country imposed a law requiring photographers (presumably that includes tourists) from taking anyone’s photo, even in public, without permission.

(Budapest, Problemkind Flickr Photo)
(Budapest, Problemkind Flickr Photo)

You shouldn’t face that problem elsewhere in Europe, but that doesn’t mean you can or should poke your lens in someone else’s face or place.

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Travel Photo Thursday: Overly Complicated Cameras

Travel Photo Thursday: Overly Complicated Cameras

I’ve been taking photos for more than a half-century.

When I was in high school, my grandmother gave me my first 35-mm camera, an “Auto S” rangefinder model made by the Japanese firm, Konica. I would later use it to shoot images for a photography class while pursuing a degree at the University of Washington.

konica 35 mm

As I recall, the Konica did not have interchangeable lenses, nor could you zoom in or out with the one built into the camera.

You could shoot in fully automatic mode, or manually adjust the aperture (lens opening) and (I think) the shutter speed.

It was more or less a “point-and-shoot” camera. Easy enough to use, but limited in what you could so with it.

But that would all change six years later when I purchased my first “SLR” (single lens reflex) camera.

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