During a weekend visit in the beautiful city of Regensburg around Easter 2019, I used my Plaubel PL69 for a few photos all taken in the city center around the famous Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge) and the Dom (St. Peters Cathedral). The weather was mostly bright sunshine causing some high contrast situations. A problem was sometimes some heavy wind.
Built in the 12th century the Stone Bridge of Regensburg remained the only Danube bridge between Ulm and Vienna for many centuries. The recently renovated bridge, luckily now closed for traffic, is a black and white beauty. Some driftwood stuck at one of the pillars was a nice counterpoint to the regular geometry of the bridge. Down the Danube, some dead trees with their mirror image in the water were most attractive in the late afternoon sun. At the left bank of the river, the remains of a bike which got trapped by a bush from the rivers flood water caught my attention. I seldom use a green filter; however here it increased the values of the foliage of the background trees.
The front of the Cathedral with the 105 m high spires was photographed with my 47 mm Super Angulon. This Schneider lens can not be used with a standard Plaubel PL69; however a custom designed attachment to the back of the front standard allows even some movements of the lens with a sack-bellows. The picture was taken in the late afternoon, I had noticed the day before, that the sun would reflect from one of the windows at this time. Next to the cathedral in the courtyard of the Bischofshof Hotel in the center of a marvelous Biergarten a brazen clergyman shows his two sides. Lighting conditions were not ideal; however, I wanted a photo with the priest feeding the geese at the front and the fox under his robe.
On the Domplatz a monument of King Ludwig I. of Bavaria faces the cathedral; he had ordered the finishing of the towers of the Dom. I liked the view from the back with his horse. The print needed some dodging and extensive burning.
The last two photos of the finials and the statue of St. Stephan were taken at the Cathedral Works yard. The sky was overcast and the low light conditions required exposure times of 1 and 2 s. As the yard was closed, the photos ware taken over the fence or hedge. Both prints were made at high grades (4 and 4 1/2), with significant burning at grade 0.