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Laundress Lane

Unedited original, D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/13, Nikkor 50mm

Yeah, I know… There are some pictures that everyone probably has taken. In that sense I’m a tourist like everyone else.
But then… In many ways I’m not just a tourist, so I probably tend to do things from a different angle (pun intended) than most of the people. So here’s the recipe:

  • 1 over-photographed street sign in Cambridge
  • Lightroom
  • appr. 5 cms crop (it doesn’t have to be that exact, but don’t overdo it!)
  • a pinch of exposure correction
  • two cups of fill light
  • 250 gr tone curve adjustments
  • Photoshop
  • a splash of HDR (two instances of the same image, with different highlight settings)
  • 1 tablespoon curves for good contrast
  • 1 teaspoon curves for over-all enlightenment
  • some cloning
  • add noise to taste
  • (and back into Lightroom) add some post-crop vignetting and split toning for seasoning
Laundress Lane

After 20 minutes in the oven...

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I went on a night shoot with a buddy of mine and we passed (among others) by the Sibelius monument. It actually looks as interesting by night (if not more) as it does by day. It’s lit with a good number of strong, bright lights. My buddy came up with the idea to bring a couple of colored gels to put over the light sources. Not a bad idea. Not a bad idea at all! I will have to try that some time…

D200, ISO100, 2 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 2 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 3 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 3 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm

Maybe it’s part IIIb, or something. I forgot to add the picture to my post yesterday.
Or then maybe it really is a separate post.
What you see in the picture towards the left is Kauppatori, in the center of Helsinki. I took it pretty much from the porch of the Uzpenski cathedral.
Usually those trailing head and tail lights are pretty cliché, but I think this one is kind of From a Different Angle, which makes it that much more interesting.
There’s a market every day, six days a week. Mostly for tourists. All kinds of useless little things you can get there. There are (old) ladies sitting there and knitting hats and mittens. You can buy (over priced) reindeer hides, and other stuff you don’t need.
One good thing: always fresh fruit and vegetables. And that for a reasonable price.

Very much worth the visit, if only for a good cup of bad Finnish coffee in a heated market stand and to have a taste of the atmosphere on a cozy little market.

D200, ISO100, 49 sec @ f/32, Tamron 28-75mm, remote shutter release

D200, ISO100, 49 sec @ f/32, Tamron 28-75mm, remote shutter release

I’ll be gone for the weekend. Holidayweekend or weekendholiday. I think I deserve that after processing about 10,000 images in the past couple of weeks 😉
Back on Sunday eve. Or Monday… Have a good one!

So we had a double touristing on the Dome Church (weren’t those lights sweet?). But I have another one…
The Russian orthodox church is a whole different kind of beauty (and it has its own lighting). I will have to go back to shoot some pictures of the inside, because that’s as gorgeous as the outside, if not more gorgeous (whereas the Dome church -in my opinion- is fairly boring once you get inside).
Uzpenski, which is the name of the Russian orthodox church, is just an impressive building. It just radiates discipline and strength and in the tungsten lighting at night it very much looks like a castle.

D200, ISO100, 45 sec @ f/22, Sigma 10-20mm

D200, ISO100, 45 sec @ f/22, Sigma 10-20mm, remote shutter release

D200, ISO100, 123 sec @ f/22, Sigma 10-20mm

D200, ISO100, 123 sec @ f/22, Sigma 10-20mm, remote shutter release

D200, ISO100, 48 sec @ f/22, Sigma 10-20mm

D200, ISO100, 48 sec @ f/22, Sigma 10-20mm, remote shutter release

D200, ISO100, 46 sec @ f/22, Sigma 10-20mm, remote shutter release

D200, ISO100, 46 sec @ f/22, Sigma 10-20mm, remote shutter release

Maybe it sounds familiar.
I’ve noticed when I lived back in the Netherlands, I didn’t really go out to see what was to see in my own country. Only when my better half came over did I start to actually see things in my own country. Silly, isn’t it? Then we moved to Finland and after the first period of all things new, I kind of rolled back in that same habit. You see a busload of tourists step out, all point’n’shoots at the ready, and you wonder… “Man! That picture’s probably been taken by 1,459,450 people before in 78,307,145 different ways!” And then you look at your own pictures and you realize you don’t have one…
So… Arno’s going on a tourist tour in his own town (and if I get out of this town, also in his own country).
Here’s my first, a subject of which every single tourist takes a picture (but not the way I do it, because I do it From a Different Angle 😉 ).
This is a view from the Senate’s Square on the statue of Alexander the Great with the Dome Church in the background.

D200, ISO100, 48 sec @ f/27, Sigma 10-20mm

D200, ISO100, 48 sec @ f/27, Sigma 10-20mm