Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany

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Thank you for all the great comments! :)

Not sure which is better: The photo, or the fact that your wife understands your hobby to the point where she says "don't worry about our dinner reservations, get the shot".

You are fortunate to have found that in a spouse. She (as well as the photo) is a keeper! Seriously though, good work with the image, and thank you for sharing.
You're absolutely right! :)

I like to say something about the buildings.
All buildings you see are storages. The quarter is called "Speicherstadt" - "storage city".
The vertical iluminated parts are emergency stairs for the workers. This became duty after half of Hamburg burnt down decades ago.
Some of the storages contain carpets - the biggest carpet storage worldwide.
One highlight is the "Mini-Wunderland" the biggest miniature railway in Europe. It's worth a visit when you'll be there.
Some of the storeage buildings are converted to apartements.

Franks picture is marvelous
Klaus
Thanks Klaus and thanks for the clarification. Also I believe the city really invests in this kind of light architecture. :)
 
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Britt Redline
After taking this picture, I realized I need to purchase a good travel tripod ...

So my wife and I recently did a city trip to Hamburg in Germany. I never take my tripod with me on these kind of trips, since my Gitzo is not the smallest. When exploring Hamburg during the day, we came to this view. I immediately reminded I had this scene as a wallpaper on my computer for months! I convinced my wife to visit this spot again when it was becoming dark. When we returned a couple of photographers were already there. All waiting with their camera's on their tripods. It was getting darker and darker outside, and still there were no lights on the buildings. I started to lose hope to take a decent picture without my tripod. To be honest I was also getting nervous and wanted to leave because we were late for our restaurant which we booked. I changed our reservation up front to a later moment, but even that time we could not make anymore. My wife convinced me to stay since we were waiting for more than an hour. And suddenly all the lights went on. The photographer next to me, had a really big camera bag. I asked him if I could use it, to put my camera on. It was no problem. I put the bag on the ground and my lens just fitted between the railing of the bridge. I took a couple of pictures by using the timer before we went to our restaurant. Unfortunate our table was gone. But after telling our story, they managed to free another table. :)

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Since my EXIF doesn't show; this is a single shot (exposed for the sky) taken with my Nikon Z7 + Nikkor Z 24-70 F/2.8 (42mm, F10, 5sec, ISO100). Post processing done in Lightroom.
After taking this picture, I realized I need to purchase a good travel tripod ...

So my wife and I recently did a city trip to Hamburg in Germany. I never take my tripod with me on these kind of trips, since my Gitzo is not the smallest. When exploring Hamburg during the day, we came to this view. I immediately reminded I had this scene as a wallpaper on my computer for months! I convinced my wife to visit this spot again when it was becoming dark. When we returned a couple of photographers were already there. All waiting with their camera's on their tripods. It was getting darker and darker outside, and still there were no lights on the buildings. I started to lose hope to take a decent picture without my tripod. To be honest I was also getting nervous and wanted to leave because we were late for our restaurant which we booked. I changed our reservation up front to a later moment, but even that time we could not make anymore. My wife convinced me to stay since we were waiting for more than an hour. And suddenly all the lights went on. The photographer next to me, had a really big camera bag. I asked him if I could use it, to put my camera on. It was no problem. I put the bag on the ground and my lens just fitted between the railing of the bridge. I took a couple of pictures by using the timer before we went to our restaurant. Unfortunate our table was gone. But after telling the waiter....

I went to London with my family a few years back along with my best friend Chad. Chad & I were and still are HUGE photographers... My parents aren't. We had reservations for a dinner cruise on the Thames that evening. Both Chad and I were constantly in..and out. In, then out. . .and iiiiinnn, then out, out, out... Because we kept on seeing the beautiful shots (similar to yours) as the ship sailed past huge beautiful building hundreds of years old or more in the city center. When the main course was served, my Dad had to come get us both from the small outside balcony of the dinner boat where we were both taking photos. We apologized for being away from the table so frequently, and he said he understood. He's a huge photographer too, but he has more restraint than either of us.
 
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