Christmas Romance

Romantic Christmas
1/60 sec | f/1.8 | ISO 1600

After yesterdays moody Christmas tree image I felt the need to post some real Nuremberg Christmas romance. It shows the Christmas tree on historic Tiergärtnertorplatz, once more with the birth house of Renaissance Super Star Albrecht Dürer in the background. Definitely one of the more romantic views of my city.

This photograph is another example of the compositional element of the hidden subject. Can you sport it? The lit window at the bottom left? The human eye is drawn to light. The first view goes down the alley toward the brightly lit Christmas tree and the half timbered houses behind. But then, inevitably, the eye checks out the other two bright spots, the warm light behind the two windows. And in the lower one the two persons sitting at a desk. And you wonder what they are doing, talking about.

Don’t worry, the street photographer did not stalk people in the privacy of their home. Behind those windows is actually a restaurant. And this is what I still consider a somewhat public place.

I took the photo with my Olympus PEN-F and the mZuiko 25mm F/1.8 handheld at 1/60 sec and ISO 1600, my standard setting for ISO when I go shooting at night in my city and don’t want to lug a tripod around.

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  1. In Britain we have a term ‘chocolate box’ which is used to describe a picturesque building, usually a rose trellised cottage, used on old chocolate boxes. This photo could also fit that description for me and I could happily see it on a vintage box or toffee tin, or a Christmas card.

  2. Marcus, there are two stories in this photograph. One happens on the street and another in the left window. That is so amazing and so wonderful!
    All the best to you!

  3. Fun image to study! Is the Christmas tree a temporary, or a live one decorated in place? The birth house is magnificent, and I liked the bicycle(s?) in front of the restaurant. Have you been a patron of the restaurant? Have a Blessed Holiday, Marcus.

    1. Thanks, love your comment! Yes, these are bicycles. And no, I haven’t been to this restaurant. We locals consider the food places below the castle as tourist traps, most likely totally not justified 😉

  4. Your “Don’t worry, the street photographer did not stalk people in the privacy of their home” line is genius! Happy holidays to you and your family, Marcus!

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