Cityscape - gregbenz
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Grossmünster

Grossmünster

I'm just going to come right out and say it, Zurich is painfully boring. I'm sure it's a great place to live, full of wonderful people and all. But visually, it's lame.com, (or lame.co.ch). There is one really stunning building, the University library, but they shooed my camera bag and I out of there in about 5 seconds. Between that and the high cost of everything.... I'd keep on moving, the Swiss Alps are right nearby. That said, I did like this composition on the riverfront and I found an awesome German restaurant called Zeughauskeller for dinner. And with names like Grossmünster and Münsterbrücke, I could at least make up stories about a gross monster who lives under this water to entertain myself while waiting for the light.

I shot this with my shiny new Sony a7Rii. I made one mistake, I forgot to turn off the Steady Shot (vibration reduction). I'm so used to just flipping a switch on the barrel of my Nikon lenses that I forgot to go into the settings and turn it off. As a result, a few of my images were a little blurry (where the camera tried to correct some non-existent vibration). Hopefully someday Sony will just add an algorithm that automatically turns off Steady Shot if the camera hasn't been moving (ie, is on a tripod), but until then, be sure to turn it off to consistently get maximum sharpness with a tripod. For a full list of the settings I recommend for the a7Rii, go to http://gregbenzphotography.com/photography-tips/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-the-sony-a7rii-for-landscapes/

Edited with Lumenzia.

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