Photographer's Note


This time I post a photo from a different POV that includes the terrace used by many photographers in order to photograph the Black Church and the city of Brasov from a higher place. This place is called Warthe and as you can see it suits very well any photographer's needs. I've posted informations about the city and the Black Church in previous postings so I thought it would be better to write a few words about the Black Tower (the one with the weird glass roof - located left from the center of the picture). I've taken the picture two days ago. Hope you like it! For a different framing please see the workshop.

The Black Tower

The tower was built in 1494 on a rock on Starja Hill, near the Blacksmiths' bastion. It has a square shape and it is 9 m high. In 1599 the tower was destroyed by lightning. So, it's got it's name from its walls being blackened by the fire caused by the lightning. Today, it is no longer black.

Recently renovated to it's former glory, with its pyramid shaped roof, the Black Tower houses a museum. There are four floors inside, each reached by a narrow wooden ladder. Each floor has a small display of war related artifacts.

From the top you do get a nice view of the Black Church but you get almost the same view from the iron balcony surrounding the tower.



ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ShutterSpeedValue - 20 seconds
ApertureValue - F 8.00
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 17 mm
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Auto

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