View from Wernigerode's Castle
I had the great honor/pleasure of being asked to travel with some students to Germany as part of an exchange program from May 25 to June 15, 2014. The host school is located in Wernigerode. It is a small town nestled in the Harz Mountains. Though school was priority we did some side trips to Berlin, Leipzig, Wolfsburg and other small places. One host family took me on a weekend retreat, while another took me to Dresden. As far a photography goes, it was not a luxury photo tour vacation. I was there as a chaperone/teacher first. As such I was on a schedule with a group so setting up for the perfect angle under perfect light was not an option. There were a few short moments I got to breakaway (in Wernigerode and Dresden) but most everything was done on the move. Looking back I learned some things, and in hind sight wonder why I didn't do certain things, but in the end I am pleased and, in some cases, surprised with the results. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
P.S. I have organized the pictures three ways, as Favorites, by Location, and by Date/Day (which includes a lot more student/group photos)
P.S.S. My primary lens was my EF-S 18-55 Kit Lens, as it was small, light, and cheap (in case it got lost or stolen). I did lug around my EF-S 55-250 Kit Lens as well but only took a couple of pictures with it as it was just too inconvenient to keep switching lens all the time. (I really do want the Canon EF-S 15-85 as a multipurpose walk around lens but cannot afford it right now. It would have served all my needs in one lens for this trip)