A few photos from my trip to Berlin

I took a few photos with Camera+ app on my iPhone 4S and played around with SnapSeed to add special effects and clean-up the blemishes. I also wanted to somehow bring the feeling of the place and its Cold War history in the photos, considering most of them were snapped in what was essentially East Berlin. Here are some of my favorite photos from Berlin. Hope you enjoy them.


Responses

  1. Clara Sceery says:

    January 2nd, 2012 at 2:36 am Reply

    Cool gouache-like sky in the first few photos. I agree that filters are well-suited to Berlin. The air’s thick with a special vibe and layers of the emotional experience of the streets here. Also, nice to see photos that don’t focus on the graffiti, which is cool but not the only nice thing about Berlin.

  2. Mark Hauler says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 11:45 am Reply

    Hey Om,

    Cool article (photos are nice, too). Berlin is the most happening city in Europe – politically, culturally, and now tech-entrepreneurally (if there is such a word). Glad to see this city continue to get recognition in this manner. I can’t wait to get back there myself. Tks for writing this.

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 28th, 2011 at 1:20 pm Reply

      Agreed! Wrote my marathon post a out Berlin on GigaOm yesterday

  3. Abu says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 7:32 am Reply

    Great photos Om. I am wondering if it is only a coincidence that all photos have an upward perspective – the camera literally reaching for the sky – or it is reflective of Om the person :).

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 28th, 2011 at 1:21 pm Reply

      I think it is more of my style :)

  4. kosmar says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 1:51 am Reply

    interesting to see the city through the visitors lens. streets i see each day suddenly become mysterious – well maybe it’s just the hdr. i think i’ll go out tomorrow and take some pictures, the weather is so unusual warm right now around 8°C and neither rain nor snow.

  5. Kevin Dykes says:

    December 19th, 2011 at 7:49 am Reply

    Om these are fantastic. As an American who has been living in Berlin for the past 18 months, I am always amazed at the sights of this city.

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 19th, 2011 at 9:04 am Reply

      Kevin

      I am guessing you get to see the city first hand as it keeps changing and evolving.

  6. Eideard says:

    December 19th, 2011 at 7:08 am Reply

    Beautiful work. Consider allocating a portion of your already-strained time to make your photography a regular feature of the creative side of your life.

    At a minimum, a photography blog. Not just an upload site; but, use one of the wp.com photoblog templates for a site.

  7. Rohan Gonsalves says:

    December 19th, 2011 at 6:12 am Reply

    Berlin! Wow

  8. Honey Bhushan says:

    December 19th, 2011 at 5:44 am Reply

    Lovely photographs :) :) :)

  9. Holger says:

    December 19th, 2011 at 5:43 am Reply

    Hey Om – beautiful shots- Next time you should come in summer for some warmer impressions! :)

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 19th, 2011 at 6:27 am Reply

      Agreed. It was too cold to go out much :)

  10. Melanie says:

    December 19th, 2011 at 5:42 am Reply

    Beautiful! I have Camera+. Guess I need to start using it more often. :-P

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 19th, 2011 at 6:28 am Reply

      That is correct! I am so amazed that I found that app and have slowly mastered it.

  11. Atul Chitnis says:

    December 19th, 2011 at 1:30 am Reply

    As someone who was born and brought up in Berlin (1962-72 – I live in India now, but frequently visit my birthplace), I can certify that you REALLY managed to nail it with these photos! :) Great job! I snarfed them immediately and plastered them as wallpapers all over my Macs and iPad :)

  12. Navneet says:

    December 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm Reply

    Beautiful. Like a painting.

  13. Jerome says:

    December 18th, 2011 at 7:01 pm Reply

    the ubiquity of enhanced photos means you’ll be disappointed when you actually visit the places yourself.

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 18th, 2011 at 8:17 pm Reply

      Not sure I agree with you. I wan’t disappointed by Paris, Berlin or Helsinki. For me the photos are a way to enhance when what I felt and the feelings evoked by a certain location and how I saw it.

  14. Tim Lauer says:

    December 18th, 2011 at 6:18 pm Reply

    Enjoyed the Berlin photos… SnapSeed is one of my favorite apps. I also enjoyed the photos that made it to your Instagram feed. The ones you shot while walking around Helsinki I especially liked… The ability to evoke time and place instantly is something I find remarkable…

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 18th, 2011 at 6:24 pm Reply

      Thanks Tim. I think the idea of filters and little editing is as important as writing about a place. I am glad you enjoyed the photos.

  15. Armond Mehrabian says:

    December 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Breathtaking! You captured the “Old and Alive” sense of the new Europe. I especially love the 2nd and 3rd photo.

    -Armond

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 18th, 2011 at 5:20 pm Reply

      Thanks Armand. Glad you liked it

    2. Om Malik says:

      December 18th, 2011 at 5:21 pm Reply

      Thanks – glad you liked those photos.

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