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Christmas in Dresden

Photo by Till Helge Photo by Till Helge
Photo by Till Helge Photo by Till Helge
Photo by Till Helge Photo by Till Helge
Photo by Till Helge Photo by Till Helge

Dresden is a place that has been close to my heart pretty much since we originally moved there. Even now that I'm no longer living there, it is still what my mind brings up when I think of "home". During last year's Christmas holidays I took quite a few photos in and around Dresden.

Surprisingly enough I got some really nice shots out of it, considering the fact that it was winter and therefore quite bare and colorless all around. This lends itself beautifully to black & white photography, of course. I am especially happy with several of the motifs I shot in the famous city center, of which until then I had barely any photos worth mentioning.

Dresden is really just ridiculously photogenic. You can find interesting things to aim your camera at pretty much everywhere you go. The city itself, of course, with famous sites like the Frauenkirche or the Canaletto view. But then there are also the meadows along the Elbe river and the beautiful landscape all around, especially Saxon Switzerland.

Here are my highlights from the Christmas holidays:

  • Frauenkirche Dresden (first two images)
    The most famous church of Dresden (destroyed during World War II and then rebuilt) is probably the most iconic landmark in the city. With the ensemble of the re-imagined Neumarkt around it is very much the heart of the city and a great photo motif, although fairly difficult to shoot without a wide angle lens.

  • Schönfelder Upland (third image)
    When you move upwards from the Elbe river towards the North-East you enter the "highlands", where the city quickly makes way for rolling hills, farmland and winding roads. I love this place for its serenity and beautiful rural, panoramic views.

  • Pillnitz (fourth image)
    This lovely little gem in the East of Dresden is technically a city district. But it still retains a lot of the charme of the standalone village it used to be. Its vineyards and the famous palace gardens invite you to stroll around and let your mind wander.

So, if you haven't been there yet, I can highly recommend adding Dresden to your todo list. :)

An Actual Blog...Finally!

For quite a while I was considering to let the hilarity continue that we have a website online that is supposed to be a photo blog...without actually having a blog on it. And we are just a couple of months short of hitting the one year launch anniversary, too.

But during the weekend I had some time to kill, so I finally sat down to actually implement the code that enables us to do what we have been planning for a long time. And so this post hopefully marks the start of something that is a lot of fun for us and maybe occasionally makes you smile.

What's Going To Happen

There are quite a lot of ideas flying around between Tristan and me regarding the actual content we could put into this blog. I don't want to tease too many things, because who knows, if they ever will become reality. But let me at least give you an idea about the most likely ones:

  • Photo Battles
    This is the idea that originally inspired the whole Brofolio thing. The basic gist is that we pick a topic (either by picking one or by one of us challenging the other). Then we both try to take the best picture we can for this topic and compare the results in a blog post.

  • Knowledge Sharing
    We both spend quite a lot of time developing our photos (i.e. digital editing). If we encounter an aha moment, why not write a little summary and share it here?

  • Travel Stories
    I take most of my photos while I'm traveling. Depending on my mood I sometimes even blog about it. For this blog I would focus mostly on the photos, of course.

So, as you can see, there are a lot of opportunities and now we just have to get started. :)

Kickstarting the Blog

During the last year, both of us have been out and about. As this shiny new blog looks pretty empty right now, we might use the dismal Winter days to write up some of these experiences and breathe some life into this website.

So, we invite you to come visit again soon. Also, you can follow our Twitter account @BrofolioPhotos, where we will do our best to announce new blog posts.