Dennach, northern Black Forest, Germany
March 18, 2006 - 16:30 & 22:00 CET
© 2006 Erik Krause, All Rights Reserved.
The equinox weekend I was at my fathers house in the small village Dennach. There where still lots of snow and a biting wind and I didn't find a suitable boundary stone when my father came up with the idea to have a look at the Schwabentor. It proved to be an even better choice.
The original idea of the night shooting was to have ghostly persons between the trees randomly lit by a flash. I knew I had no chance to do this with my usual technique on analog film, hence I borrowed a DSLR (from Holger Fell - panobyte).
It was a dark night but I could not use bulb mode hence I had to run around and fire the flash as often as possible during the 30 seconds I had as longest exposure. Several images where combined afterwards, giving a fairly good lighting. The flash batteries faded rapidly - I used a total of three sets.
The small and cheap slave flashes (called Knuffi in german photography news group) helped a bit, but unfortunately I didn't manage to shoot much "ghosts".
Both panoramas where stitched in one project on top of each other but separately output. The day version was a HDR one.