Part of my series "Muethers heritage" in which I explore the obscure and unique works of the world famous GDR Builder Ulrich Müther. This is a selfportrait.
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Part of my series "Muethers heritage" in which I explore the obscure and unique works of the world famous GDR Builder Ulrich Müther. This is a selfportrait.

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 Oh photographers just looooove suggestions. It's like saying that's great! But it could have been better if. Thank you for going into detail the huge amount of effort it took and the amazing courage and skill to pull off the stunning shot. Beautiful pic. Please continue doing exactly what you are doing now .
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 how it looked like from the other side.
www.666kb.com/i/dzcheq6c3o8wcirhv.jpg
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 Thanks for your description. And thanks no... I'm a builder But I asked myself very often why those pics are always in daylight. Now I know.
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 Erik, you the man
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 Cool!
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 Why don't you shoot in the dark?
Perfect shot by the wayWink
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 Thanks. Shooting in the dark requires flashes which track a lot of attention.
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 @Airik: Hmmmm, but would be a new Challenge Wink
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 Ever since you've shown me a picture of what there roofs actually look like when you're on them (with piping, air conditioning and other mess) I'm even more impressed with that trademark move you always manage to throw up there. In the dark would make it even more challenging to not bang into anything up there! That said as for flash being distracting I'm not so sure. I think the trees in the background don't add much to the composition so if you somehow manage to blend them with a dark sky (maybe dialing the aperture all the way down to f1.Cool and still get the contour of the dome and of course yourself clear in the picture, that would be cool. Or maybe a big flash behind the dome that blinds the background and reveals the contour of the dome and then another flash on the roof itself to illuminate yourself clearly. Then again I can imagine this was supposed to be a bit of a stealthy move, which is not going to work with so many flashes.

Last year I was at a photo exhibition of someone who had documented these Spomenik monuments with different kind of colored lights and cool contrasts. Would be cool to actually see your riding documented like that, so without the typical daylight. Now of course I don't know whether the people over there were fine with you riding these so the special lighting might attract excessive attention. Then again the very reason he documented them was because because people didn't really seem to care for or maintain them so he took pictures whilst they were still there. If you're interested though, I could try to figure out who it was so you could have a look at his work and decide whether you'd like to work with him. I won't tell anyone at this point though Wink .
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 @vinay: Thanks, please share the spomenik Photographer. Yes, those roofs are mostly miles away from being perfect riding spots. After all they weren´t build with this use in mind. this particular one being close to unrideable due to the an concrete top. There was only a very narrow path where you could air out and it was very close to the edge. You can also see a lighting rod going across the roof right below the coping. www.666kb.com/i/dz5epfr7on65e82vo.jpg

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