Some of you might have wondered what I was doing when I posted about going to do late night photoshoot of an industrial park. Well, the answer is pretty simple. I went to the Landschaftspark Duisburg again. This is an old industry area that is open to the public for no cost at any time of the day and, I actually believe, of the year. You can walk inside of many of the industrial plants and enjoy the park feeling of it.
I went there twice before at daytime, this time I decided to go visit it at night. The promised “light show” there is really awesome and even by the time I left, it was 2am on a weekday, there were still people walking around. Not only fellow photographers, also couples and the usual drunks – I happened to hear some guys stumbling somewhere downstairs, while I was taking photos some stories above them.
One thing that’s even more important there, than anywhere else when shooting at night, is to take a flash light (I used my cell phone which also worked). You have to walk around some completely dark areas inside of the old blast furnace. If you don’t want to bang your head on some old rusty pipe, you better make sure to have some light in there.
As you can imagine from the photos here, the lighting there is quite moving. They really managed to prevent ruining and tearing down this site and kept it for hopefully many generations to come. It’s an awesome place to visit and I love the fact that it’s as publicly available as it is.
I already have another place like this in mind, which is also in the nearby Ruhrgebiet. I hope it’s as good looking as this is. I plan on going there in the evening so I can possibly get day and night shots. Hope you like this as much as I do!
You can find the whole set of the photos I took there at my Flickr profile.