Stay Underground

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1/6 sec @ F3.2 and ISO 200

Taking the camera and shooting underground is always a good option when the weather is bad on the surface. Commuters are usually too much in a hurry to notice the inconspicuous standing street photographer, especially when he shoots with a small camera like the Olympus PEN-F with the attached 17mm F/1.8 prime lens. This photo I took crouched down, two catch the pigeon trying to beat the people exiting the train to the escalator (…just joking).

While the streets of Nuremberg are graced only by a touch of snow, Southern Bavaria and the Alps are hit by the worst winter weather in a decade. Downtown Munich (just 90 miles south) sports a whopping 2-3 feet of snow, and in the mountains many villages are cut-off from the rest of the world buried under up to 9 feet of snow. It will continue the snow and there is significant danger for people and buildings. Almost all small roads and train lines are interrupted. The winter weather is forecasted to continue well into next week. I cancelled the business day trip to Munich scheduled for today to avoid having to drive into the chaos.

I really hope everybody down south stays safe.

Have a great Thursday

Marcus

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15 comments

  1. ‘I’d been reading about the heavy snowfalls around Munich, Marcus. Snow is lovely but not when you need to get somewhere. By the way, I’m heading over to Germany for the weekend, Frankfurt to be precise, Only been in the airport there before, so somewhere new to explore. Hopefully, I’ll make it to Nuremberg later in the year, too! Have a good weekend, Marion

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      1. Thanks Marcus, we’re enjoying Frankfurt despite the dreary weather! Just having lunch in one of the bars in the old town square now then heading off to the Stadel Museum afterwards. Returning home tomorrow afternoon. My younger son is with me and it’s his first visit to Germany and of course he is very happy!! Hope your weekend is going well, too. Marion

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