Not in Photoshop

It’s always good to try and work with other software with their own specific advantages above the big brother…

This picture: Sony A77 with Sigma 70-300mm on 120mm. 1/320 sec, F4, ISO 400 Processed in DxO Optics Pro 10, DxO Viewpoint 2 and choice for ‘Vintage’ in DxO Filmpack 4

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Zurich animated and the stunning succulent collection (2 tubes)

A few years ago me and Yvonne travelled in Europe and North America again (after 11 years in South Africa). One of the cities we visited was Zurich in Switzerland.

The first tube is an animated version of some images we made during wandering in de city. The second is that of a stunning succulent plant collection which is regarded as the largest of its kind in the world.

The original pictures were made with a Sony snapshooter.

 

 

Optical Illusions 7: Clockwork Orange

Last 27 May I published the ‘last’ (“… for the time being…”) of the series Optical Illusions. The different items did not get that many likes but were re-blogged, tweeted and ‘facebooked’ all over. Reason enough to continue this series. Isn’t every picture we see an optical illusion?

 

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Salisbury Cathedral 1998

(reworked negative film)

This is, personal opinion, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. And believe me; I’ve seen quite a few of those ancient buildings. It’s a pity I did not make interior pictures at the time. Salisbury is one of my favourite towns in the UK. I’ve been numerous times in Salisbury. In the seventies I worked for 4 years in Bath and whenever I had time I drove to Salisbury for the day or whatever. But also between the seventies and our move to South Africa in 2000 I’ve been several times in the area and always scheduled a detour to see this ‘Holy Building’. The last time was in 1998 when I made these pictures on negative film (digital photography was still in the ‘baby-shoes’). I’ve reworked the negatives but during the years quite a few negatives were severely damaged for whatever reason. Anyway; this is the result of a day’s hard work behind the computer. I used several techniques and layers and processing done in Photoshop, DxO Optics, Topaz and Photosuite Pro. What I also like of the cathedral is its location; in the center of town AND in the countryside (from where the pictures are made).