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Old Feb 17, 2010, 2:22 PM   #51
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Thank's maggo85 and Eetu. Glad somebody likes a tour to see old houses!


As for the 'special' light - this is something particular in the Scandinavian countries. Du to the rather high Latitudes (far north) the sun is very low on the horizon during the winter-monts, giving a special glow and look to pictures. Low sun gives low (and long...) shadows. All this gives a bit of a different athmosphere to the pictures.

Ned in Finland will know what I talk about, but for Markus and other people in Central Europe are not accustomed to this kind of light.


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Old Mar 3, 2010, 3:51 PM   #52
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Gotta keep up this thread, while its still winter. Have just one more night-shot to show. This time I tested Alasdair's (my son-in-law) Nikon D90 and the 18-105mm kit-zoom. He let me have it for 24 hours......

Unfortunately (unfamiliar as I am with the D90 and with a borrowed kamera in the dark) and unknow to me until I got home - I shot at ISO 1600 and the details are therafter....




# 28

Shame, really - as I wanted to test the low-light abilities of the D90..... ...on the other hand, this ISO 1600-shot is better than I would achive with my G1 at ISO 400....



Ah, well......

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A little later I switched to the Tokina 11-16 (also Alasdair's "baby"...) and had a go at some architectural shots.....


# 29 - "The Yellow House" - as I call it.
You must keep in mind that this house indeed is painted in a rather strong ochre-yellow color. The yellow is accentuated by the rising sun (you can just see its reflection in on of the windows there...), giving the whole scene a very colorfull and warm tone. This is really as I remember the color, so I have not increased the saturation.



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Pushing the Tokina 11-16mm to it's limit, I wanted to see just how far I could go with exaggerated perspectives, so this coffe-cream-colored house stood model...

BTW, this is the same house as in # 27.


# 30 - It may not be the 'ultimate' architectural shot, but the Tokina 11-16mm really is a beauty (and a beast...!) of a lens! I really, really want one for myself, but cannot fit it on my G1...


...Stand by for more to come!

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Old Mar 3, 2010, 4:22 PM   #55
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[QUOTE=Walter_S;1060683]Gotta keep up this thread, while its still winter. Have just one more night-shot to show. This time I tested Alasdair's (my son-in-law) Nikon D90 and the 18-105mm kit-zoom. He let me have it for 24 hours......

Unfortunately (unfamiliar as I am with the D90 and with a borrowed kamera in the dark) and unknow to me until I got home - I shot at ISO 1600 and the details are therafter....

Still a great looking picture for the ISO, Walter. Thanks.
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You have perfect play of lights on the snow.... shade on the left... reflection of the sunset on the right. Gorgeous colours of the building. Good going! Thanks Walther!

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i really like #30. the wide-angle perspective works well and you have some nice diminishing lines from the road and building, and good lighting. nice shot
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 7:05 PM   #58
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hey you want to send that tonika my way?
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Beautiful (again). You get outstanding creamy textures and perfect colors and framing: Walter_S trademark.
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A pleasure to join you on your trip around town. Almost like being there. Thanks.
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