Street and architecture photography in Basel

Architecture

In continuation of my architecture series, I wanted to share some more architecture photographs. I just returned from a trip to my hometown Basel, and loved some of the architecture I saw. It helped that the weather was cooperating, not necessarily always the case in February! It was unusually warm, but also a nice change to the typically freezing cold temps in Minneapolis/St. Paul!

For this trip, I traveled with a Leica digital camera (Leica Q), which is a full frame 35mm camera with a 28mm 1.7 lens. It is a fantastic camera, and most importantly, easy to carry around. The lens is fixed, which further helps with the simplification.

Here some examples:

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UBS building (Aeschenplatz)

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Botta Building (Aeschenplatz)

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Lonza Building (Bahnhof)

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Stellwerk (Bahnhof)

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Building by Aeschenplatz

Kunstmuseum / Art museum

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Jakob Burckhardt Building (Bahnhof)

 

 

Street

I have been fascinated by street photography, a genre that I have studied, but not practiced very much. As a studio and landscape photographer, the fast pace of street photography definitely is a challenge at times. I tried to meet the challenge by simplifying my cameras, setup and shooting techniques.

The street photography includes a visit to the Beyeler museum in Basel, so while not technically street, I decided to qualify it as such. The Edward Hopper exhibit was fantastic, as was Wim Wenders stunning short film within the exhibit!

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Traveling (Bahnhof)

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Biking (Bahnhof)

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Shopping (Aeschenplatz)

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Reading (Kreuzgang, Muenster)

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Guarding (Beyeler museum)

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Drawing (Beyeler art museum)

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Viewing and drawing (Beyeler museum)

 

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Reading (Beyeler museum)

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Viewing (Beyeler museum)

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Watching 3D movie (Wim Wenders, Beyeler Museum)

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Reflecting (Beyeler museum)

 

 

Street photography with analog camera

I also brought my Leica M3 35mm camera with me (with a 50mm Summicron lens). Here are some of my favorite shots from this roll of film.

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Still standing (empty beer bottle on Spalenberg)

 

street photography Basel smoking leica m3 kodak tmax 100Smoking (Spalenberg)

 

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Getting ready to fly (Kleinhueningen, Basel)

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Projecting (Dreilaendereck)

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Speeding (St. Alban-Anlage)

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