The Gestalt Coming and Going

I do love train stations in Europe!

I think each one has a personality of its own, and the gestalt is a function of the trains that come to visit. Leipzig wouldn’t be Leipzig if it never made a connection to Dresden. The stations really have no say in the matter and connections just get made on their own. It’s the natural order of things. Whatever it is about Dresden that makes it special becomes part of Leipzig, and vice versa.

This is from my upcoming LucisArt 6.0 tutorial… I’m still a-workin’ on it when my mind has moments of lucid thought.

The Gestalt of Coming and Going (by Stuck in Customs)

The Holy Ones

These are the venerated ones! Their grisly visages encased in dark oil paints to keep this part of the inner cloister feeling rather dismal.

I looked and did not see a lot of women up there at all. I also didn’t see any heiro-clergy holding a fluffy white cat like a Bond villain. That would have made my day… but, alas… nothing quite so interesting as all of them solemnly looking across the way at one another, and down at whoever has scuttled in on their knees.

The Holy Ones (by Stuck in Customs)

The Purpling Storm

As night was falling in Dresden, I moved from location to location around the city to chronicle the changing light conditions across the old buildings…

The Purpling Storm

The Bombing of Dresden

This is one of the most famous churches in Dresden that was bombed to bits in WWII. When it was rebuilt just recently, they reused some of the old burned black bricks in the construction. If you look close, you can still see them in there on occasion.

This comes from my photography tutorial, located here!

The Bombing of Dresden

Just North of Bavaria in Old East Germany

I never thought East Germany would be such a great place for photography. There were a ton of places for good photos and it was all a bit overwhelming… It was nice to take breaks on occasion for some hearty German snacks to keep my carbs at manageable levels.

Just North of Bavaria in Old East Germany

Old Germany

Captured near the rebuilt center of bombed-out Dresden.  This is part of a new textures tutorial I have going up  later this week!

Old Germany

Rushing Past German History

This reminds me of my best friend and partner who majored in 19th Century German History. I am sure he knows who all those people on this famous Dresden wall are. And what good does it do in our friendship and business? None.

Rushing Past German History

The Bridge of Death

The bridge where they moved the excommunicated to execution…

I was there towards the late afternoon and there was an eerie red light in the sky over the blackened bridge.

The Bridge of Death

The Gates of Saint Peter

This was shot in Dresden, Germany. Again, I was not supposed to be anywhere close to this area with a camera, but I gave serious nods to the right people and before they could get their bearing, I got enough shots to show everyone how awesome this place is!

The Gates of Saint Peter

The Halle Church in Twilight

I walked across the city square in Halle, Germany on the way to a business dinner… I stopped in the middle to take this shot since the clouds and everything was so perfect!

The Halle Church in Twilight

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