This kind of season

Masked Girl
1/320sec | f/5 | ISO 3200 | 100mm

It was this kind of season – summarized in one image. Instead of being the usual Christmas City ablaze with lights, Nuremberg went through another subdued Holiday season. No Christmas markets, most public events canceled. Mask mandate everywhere and long lines in front of shops to get the mandatory vaccine certificate checked out.

Add the mostly gruesome weather of the last weeks into the equation, then you know why my trips onto the Streets of Nuremberg were rather limited in this kind of season. Below some random street shots that I captured during last Saturdays trip into town together with The Significant Other.

Camel and kids
1/50 sec | f/4 | ISO 3200 | 92mm

I took my Olympus OM-D E-M1X with the mZuiko 12-100 F/4 on the walk. As it was already nearing dusk, I was shooting at ISO 3200 to get sufficient shutter speeds. I don’t care about a bit of noise (equals grain) in my street shots, it adds to the atmosphere. And look at the photos of Henri Cartier-Bresson and the likes, the didn’t care about grain as well 😉

Boy in a winter coat
1/80 sec | f/4 | ISO 3200 | 100mm
Girl with coffee
1/50 sec | f/4 | ISO 3200 | 100mm
Drink and Walk
1/200 sec | f/4 | ISO 3200 | 100mm
Masked in line
1/200 sec | f/4 | ISO 3200 | 100mm
Frohe Weihnachten
1/320 sec | f/6.3 | ISO 3200 | 21mm

As you can see, when compared to my pre-Covid holiday season posts (links below), also this year there was really not the usual festive air on the Streets of Nuremberg.

All images post processed in Lightroom Classic.

Have a great finish to your holiday season – and stay safe!


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  1. Enough with “cancelling Christmas” for me anyway. We have literally tens of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing our border weekly and NONE of them are required to be: masked, vaccinated, tested or vetted. They’re just released into the population. So I’m beginning to think that if this “plague” were so awful, terrible enough to shut down our cities, how come such a laisser faire attitude about that? No one is worried about that. Anyway, I didn’t want to get political. But I was saddened to hear that your lovely city is shut down again. Excuse me for being feisty. Love your photography and commentary. MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

    1. Everyone is entitled to a little rant once in a while, Liz. And you have a point, there are lots of questions around how this pandemic was/is handled. Important is that we get through it soon. And making art definitely helps staying sane. Merry Christmas to you and yours, a Happy New Year and always stay safe! Marcus

    1. Thanks, appreciate your kind words so much. Have been busy with another creative project (that I will share here eventually), and there is only so much free time 😉 But now it’s time to pick up photography and blogging again.

      Happy Holidays

  2. Nevertheless there are some terrific shots here…the girl with the H&M bag sipping coffee with her mask down is wonderful. Stay warm and dry and safe, Marcus, and have a lovely holiday.

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