Photo Excursion to Colmar (FR)

We're heading over the border to France for a day trip to Colmar - the beautifully preserved 9th century city built along the canals of the Lauch river (considered by many to be "the Venice of France"). We'll stay late enough to photograph Colmar's unique architecture during the "blue-hour" just after sunset. For those interested in HDR and low-light photography, this is an ideal opportunity to practice in a unique setting! Colmar also happens to be one of the driest cities in France - a perfect destination for springtime with its unpredictable weather.

Don't forget your tripod if you're interested in experimenting with some HDR (high dynamic range) photography in the evening before we head back to Zurich. Matt will be available to help explain this technique for those who are interested in a few pointers. Join us for a unique outing on April 13th! See you at the Zurich HB short term parking lot (across from the National Museum). Please be punctual

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My first Viewfinder excursion - and it was a good one! I had a great time meeting new people and places. Thanks again everyone for taking the sidetrip through Basel on the way back so I could catch the last night train to Lausanne.

    Matt, I did find the location of the bridge/tower/arch from the tour header photograph. It's actually in Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia! It is a disneyesque resort hotel called "Colmar tropicale"which was built in 2000.

    http://www.colmartropicale.com.my/

    1 · April 15, 2014

    • Matt A.

      P.s. glad you had a nice time Ron. The Basel drip was no problem and made sense. Was nice to meet both you guys. Any interest in checking out the Cartier Bresson exhibition in Paris? David and I are scheming.

      1 · April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is the Cartier Bresson exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou? I would love to see some Kandinsky pieces as well!

      April 23, 2014

  • David H.

    It certainly looks as if I missed out on a great day. Thanks for the pictures!

    April 17, 2014

  • Angela B.

    April 15, 2014

  • Angela B.

    A really good day out... and thoroughly enjoyed it .Sorry about my cough and hope none of you catch it.

    April 14, 2014

  • Geoffrey D.

    Just one question i have and that is where the hell do you find the Good to see you Key.

    April 14, 2014

  • Geoffrey D.

    Hey Matt thanks for a really great day. I really do appreciate your willingness to drive and help when necessary. And a better Group of People for a trip like this would be hard to find.

    April 14, 2014

  • Matt A.

    Hey gang. Someone left a flash unit in the Viewfinder van. Please email me to claim it. Thx!

    April 14, 2014

  • Matt A.

    Great trip! Thanks to Angela, Martin, Geoff, Parik, Jose Luis, Bernhard and Ron for participating. Was a pleasure to explore with you all.

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Martin

    Hi all,
    was great to meet everyone, and was an excellent day out. Huge thanks to Matt for the great idea, creative suggestions and driving skills.
    Martin

    1 · April 14, 2014

    • Matt A.

      Great to meet you Martin! Very glad that you could take part in the adventure. Looking forward to more!

      April 14, 2014

  • Adrian h.

    Have a great day. Safe trip.

    April 12, 2014

  • Matt A.

    Looking forward very much gang! I'll see you all at the short term parking lot outside of the Zurich HB on Sunday morning. If anyone has any questions, just shoot me an email: [masked]

    Weather is meant to be pretty nice!

    April 11, 2014

  • Pascal (.

    This is definitely a wonderful photo destination !! I am sure you'll have an amazing time shooting there. I know very well this place, so I will not join on this one but I'll stay tuned for the next ones :D
    Enjoy!

    1 · April 7, 2014

    • Matt A.

      Thanks Pascal, I look forward to your participation whenever you get the chance.

      April 11, 2014

  • Adrian h.

    Matt its such a good idea to run day excursions like this. Thank you for orgainsing this trip, but I cannot come on this one. I will however come on one with you one day. Have a great day out!!!!!

    1 · April 9, 2014

    • Matt A.

      Thanks Adrian, that's very kind of you. I really look forward to that opportunity. Enjoy the sunshine and keep in touch.

      April 11, 2014

  • Hanna

    Wish you all a good time at Colmar.
    Cannot join you this time, as I have a paper to finish.
    Hanna

    April 7, 2014

  • David H.

    We'll catch up soon enough Geoff. Have a great day out!

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Geoffrey D.

    What a pity you cannot come David, would love to see you again.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Geoffrey D.

    I have already been to Colmar, it is a beautiful place especially in the evening. Lets just hope the weather is good and everything is in Bloom. Am really looking Forward to this trip.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • David H.

    That will be lots of fun... wish that I could join you!

    1 · March 25, 2014

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