May 1, 2017

How to Maibaum

In some parts of Germany, people set up May trees (“Maibaum”) on their town square at May, 1st. Yesterday my hometown got its new one. I always thought these things would be set up by manual labour. However, in the meantime I learned that this is forbidden in most towns due to security reasons. Hence, a mobile crane must be used.

The pictures have a little shallow colors and are dark, I admit. I tried to create sunstars by setting the apperture to Ζ’/22 and directly photographing into the light. The resulting RAW pictures are highly underexposed; hence you need to adapt exposure pretty much. Especially dialing up midtones creates these tired colors. However, I was surprised how well this worked… #lessonoftheday

maibaum 🌍 Picture location

maibaum 🌍 Picture location

maibaum 🌍 Picture location

maibaum 🌍 Picture location

maibaum 🌍 Picture location

maibaum 🌍 Picture location

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