Munich exposed to the Max

Two of my best buddies and I grabbed our cameras and strolled through our city on the hunt for its stunning and awesome sights.
This was great fun and maybe we captured a fistful of nice images.
We were held for tourists and speed trapping cops (yet alone being held for a cop is a serious insult, if you are familiar with their Bavarian Members…), but at least no one was smashed by the Tram!

The Skyline of Munich against the horizon
The Skyline of Munich against the horizon

This was directly shot from the main entrance of the Maximilianeum, which is freely accessible eventhough it hosts the Bavarian parliament. The Vice mag is right, claiming this is really a cosy spot for a hoibe Bier, the traditional Bavarian sundowner.

The Tram is the cable car of Munichng
The Tram is the cable car of Munich

I positioned my camera right ahead of the Maximilianeum, which is embedded by the two lanes of the Maximilianstrasse, Munichs super poshy shopping lane. Deeply focussed of taking pictures I was rather surprised by the Tram passing really close aside me.
From that spot I also took some video footage with my DLSR, but I am still fiddling with it to create some cool timelapse clips.

Two Trams passing by, in the background the Maximilianeum
Two Trams passing by, in the background the Maximilianeum

Here’s a good example on the importance of composition, on first sight a cool shot. But then one quickly disccovers the inevitable flaw, that the Maximilianeum is not properly centered as I did not position the camera in the exact middle…
Anway I still like the image, as I had to wait quite long to catch two Trams passing by simultanously.

Traffic lights
The Max Monument on the Maximilianstrasse
The Max Monument on the Maximilianstrasse

Munich has many great spots with historic or modern architecture to shoot and we are still discussing where to go next. Got any hints? Fell free to to comment or contact me!

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