Getting ready for Christmas

Am Ölberg | Nuremberg | 2017       1/60  @f/1.8 and ISO 1600
Am Ölberg | Nuremberg | 2017       1/60  @f/1.8 and ISO 1600

Last night, after shutting down my business laptop for good for 2017, the significant other and myself headed into Nuremberg’s Old Town for some Bratwurst and Mulled Wine. To unwind and get into the right Christmas spirit. We took a walk in the alleys below the Imperial Castle to look at a few Christmas trees the city has put up. I took along the Olympus PEN-F and the 12mm F/2 and 25mm F/1.8 primes. For a few more images continue after the jump….

1/60 sec @ f/2 and ISO 1600
Sinwell Tower | Nuremberg | 2017      1/60 sec @ f/2 and ISO 1600
Historic Carriage
Historic Carriage | Nuremberg | 2017            1/30 sec @ F/1.8 and ISO 1600
Weissgerbergasse | Nuremberg | 2017 1/25 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
Weissgerbergasse | Nuremberg | 2017                1/25 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
Imperial Castle | Nuremberg | 2017 1/25 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
Imperial Castle | Nuremberg | 2017             1/25 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
City Hall | Nuremberg | 2017 1/50 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
City Hall | Nuremberg | 2017      1/50 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
Bratwurst House | Nuremberg | 2017   1/60 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
Bratwurst House | Nuremberg | 2017                               1/60 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
Nuremberg Old Town Christmas001
Red Star at the River | Nuremberg | 2017           1/10 sec @ f/1.8 and ISO 1600
Am Tiergärtnertor | Nuremberg | 2017 1/60 sec @ f/2 and ISO 1600
Am Tiergärtnertor | Nuremberg | 2017              1/60 sec @ f/2 and ISO 1600

I was only photographing in P-Mode, all shots were taken handheld (the significant other wouldn’t tolerate me fumbling around with a tripod). With the prime lenses and ISO 1600 (which is completely usable on the Olys) I got pretty much a constant 1/25 – 1/60 second shutter speed, which I can easily handhold, thanks to the image stabilization of the PEN.

I hope you enjoyed that little stroll through Nuremberg’s Old Town and that you are getting into the spirit of Christmas as well!

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Wish you a stress free Saturday 😉 !


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  1. Great photos! I can imagine how lovely it would be seeing the sites from a horse drawn carriage.. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Marcus, thank you for allowing us to take the stroll with you and your significant other. I like the image of the horses. You’ve captured well the sense of motion.

  3. Thank you for sharing your photos of the old town. It brings back fond memories of my visit to the Frankfurt Christmas market. When I was a little girl my father splurged and took our little family to Germany at Christmas time to meet his brother and sister and my mother’s mom and sister. Fröhliche Weihnachten und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr. Carola

    1. Thanks, Carola, I appreciate your kind words so much 🙂 ! It’s always good to collect happy memories as we go through our lives. Ich wünsche Dir auch frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches und gerunds Jahr 2018! Marcus

    1. Thanks so much, it means a lot! You might be interested: The half-timbered house behind the Christmas tree is the house Albrecht Dürer was born, raised and lived, out greater German artist of the Renaissance. Happy Holidays!

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