Nuremberg Subway Instawalk (1)

Motion blur view of Nuremberg subway with waiting passengers
1/4 sec – f/7.1 – ISO 200 – 15mm

A few weeks ago I did join another Instawalk organized by the admins of the Nuremberg Instagram community. This time a group of local Instagramers with their cameras and tripods toured through the Nuremberg subway system. We were properly authorized with photo permits (thanks VGN for making it possible), because normally underground photography is strictly prohibited.

Monitor blurred man walking in a colorful Nuremberg subway station
0.4sec – f/11 – ISO200 – 100mm

I took the photograph with my new favorite cam/lens combo, the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and the mZuiko 12-100mm F/4 Pro Zoom. Shooting in the low light underground was a perfect testing ground for the great image stabilization of the M1X combined with the lens-internal stabilized 12-100 F/4. The other camera I brought was the Olympus PEN-F with the WALIMEX Pro 7,5mm 1:3.5 Fish-Eye. We spent nearly 3hours in the subway system, divided into three groups, each exiting and shooting at different stations so we did not get into each others ways. It was perfectly organized by the Igers Nürnberg admins. See below a few images from the walk.

Motion Blur photo of the red roof of a Nuremberg subway entering a station
1 sec – f/8 – ISO 200 – 21mm
Subway in a station
1/60 sec – f/4 – ISO 1250 – 25mm
Motion blurred passengers exiting a subway in Nuremberg
1 sec – f/14 – ISO 200 – 100 mm
Fisheye view of Subway Station Nuremberg
1/15 sec – f/4 – ISO 400 – 7.5mm
1/3 sec – f/4 – ISO 200 – 7.5mm
Symmetric reflections in mirror roof in a Nuremberg subway station
1/8 sec – f/4 – ISO 200 – 7.5mm
Photographers selecting in the mirror roof of a subway station
0.4 sec – f/7.1 – ISO 200 – 38mm
Motion blur view of closing doors in Nuremberg subway
0.8 sec – f/14 – ISO 200 – 12mm
Motion blur view of Nuremberg subway
0.4 sec – f/10 – ISO 200 – 12mm
Friedrich-Ebert-Platz subway station
1/6 sec – f/4 – ISO 200 – 7.5mm
Instagramers taking a photo in a Nuremberg subway station
1/6 sec – f/4 – ISO 200 – 7.5mm
Motion blur view of Nuremberg subway at Maxfeld Station
1/4 sec – f/5.6 – ISO 200 – 24mm
Fisheye view of Plärrer Subway Station Nuremberg
1/6 sec – f/4 – ISO 640 – 7.5mm

I hope you enjoyed these diverse insights into Nuremberg’s underground. Look for another post with a second set of images.

As with all Instawalks before, I really enjoyed the excursion with a group of likeminded photographers. We all had fun with the tour and the inspirations we took from one another, because each participant had different artistic takes on what and how to photograph. Thanks to the admins for organizing the walk and for VGN to make it possible.

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Wish you a fabulous Wednesday!


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  1. These are wonderful, Marcus. I do love the ‘swish’ of the motion blur photos. I feel like I am right there with the crowd!

  2. Terrific work, wow. I love everything about the firsts shot, it’s just the right amount of blur, perfect exposure and composition. I appreciate your adding the aperture, exposure etc., and it’s exciting to hear you used the E-M1X and Pro zoom lens. The lens is beyond my budget but I too really like the image stabilization I get with Olympus. Standouts for me are #3, #5, #7, #10, #11 and #14 (next to last). This makes me miss living in New York. 😉

      1. 🙂 That’s a good idea, thanks – but even then it’s going to be fairly expensive! And not exactly petite. 🙂 But very useful and sharp, I’m sure. I just got an older lens that I’m enjoying – the 17mm f1.8. Have you used that one?

      2. I have the 17mm f/1.8, it’s my main lens on my PEN-F when doing Street Photography! A great piece of glass and great value for money! Happy Sunday, Lynn!

  3. Marcus, thanks for sharing another set of wonderful images! They are very creative and I’m particularly fond of the motion blurs & reflections.

  4. Surreal and highly creative photos! Your instawalk was very successful!
    Best wishes to you from me.

    1. Thanks so much! I guess taking photos with a cell phone is less of a problem. When you have a large DSLR or a mirrorless hanging around your neck, they gonna come after you if you use them.

    1. Beats me, there are signs everywhere that photography in the stations and on the train is prohibited. If you run around with your camera it will only take a few mins before security shows up and checks for your permit. Thanks for commenting!

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