The Kölner Lichter fireworks is coming up! In addition to a main fireworks show, there will be a number of smaller shows. Here is a map of the locations of the various parts of the festival https://www.koelner-lichter.de/programm/koelner-lichter-programm-feuerwerke.php .
It seems the fireworks will start in Porz at around 21.50 and work up northwards. One part of the show will be directly opposite where we plan to be, so we will get a good view of some fireworks. The final show, synchronised with music, at around 23.30.
In addition to fireworks, it would be great to include some buildings or landmarks in the photo - to make an interesting composition.
We plan to meet in time to check out the crowd around Südbrücke, and see if we can show photos from there (bring long lenses, and a tripod!) If it is crowded, we will move to the Rheinhafen.
Please note, that as *lots* of people are expected to try to see the fireworks, we are not meeting in the main area.
In addition to equipment for fotos, *bring a picnic or snacks* as we will likely need to stake out a good spot and then wait for nightfall and the fireworks.
What do you need? A tripod or monopod, a long (tele) lens if possible, and a remote shutter release would all be really helpful. Here are some tips on how to creatively photograph fireworks https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7373331645/how-to-photograph-fireworks
Please change your rsvp well in advance beforehand if your plans work out differently so people can join from the waitlist, and so we know how many people to expect.
And thanks to Patric for all the tips and local knowledge!
Looking forward to it!