Posted on November 28th, 2013
If you stay in Switzerland for some time, you have to visit this small town called Stein am Rhein, near the German border. It’s so lovely. But how to get a city place like this with a lot of tourists empty? First don’t go at weekend, and go when the weather isn’t in best condition. So you have not too many people in your pictures. And now it comes to the best part: Use a tripod, set your camera to fully manual and take a first shot. Wait until the crowded part of your first image is empty and shoot again. You don’t have to wait until the whole place is empty. You need each part only for one time clean. And now, you can, with the help of Photoshop, rubber out every person in your image.
If this is not enough, you can use in addition a fullstopper ND filter. Then you can take the images up to 30s each at noon and the people are nearly gone, because of their moving.
For this image I needed 4 series of 3 shots, a total of 12 shots and didn’t use an ND filter.