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Leipzig, Germany view map

I have good memories attached to this one. On top of the Völkerschlachtdenkmal in Leipzig most people come to gaze at the 360 degree view. But these rather tough looking guys came up the stairs and got some already open beer bottles from the inner pockets of their jackets, perhaps proud to have fooled the guards. When they leaned on the wall and started to enjoy their drinks I realised this would make a nice photo. I made a gesture and asked for their permission to make a photograph, but instead of standing still they all immediately backed away thinking they blocked my view. When I made it clear it was them I wanted to picture they where quite flabbergasted but willing to pose. Of course I should have taken more time to compose carefully, but I still like the image with such soft and kind expressions from tough guys drinking beers.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II ,Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
1/640s f/4.5 at 135.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
XiaoBernard9929-May-2014 16:51
Like this perspective of portraits.
Michael Tauber18-Mar-2011 16:53
Outstanding capture of the moment!
anuschka01-Nov-2010 20:35
Great shot!
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