Brussels 2017 ft. Mr. Oizo’s Flat Beat

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Atomium

The Atomium in Brussels shot with Nikon D5100 + Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS) HSM | Camera settings: 17 mm, f/11, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 (Brussels, 2017)

Walking by the seaside

Walking by the seasideThe old ‘kit’ lens still performing well. Shot with Nikon D5100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR | Camera settings: 35 mm, f/5, ISO 200, 1/2000 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain (2016, Egmond aan Zee)

Jesus and Buddha walk through the dunes

Jesus said, ‘The sun is beautiful’
Buddha replied, ‘and so is its reflected light’

Jesus and BuddhaShot with Nikon D5100 + Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS) HSM. Camera settings: 34 mm, f/8, ISO 200, 1/250 sec, -0.33 eV. RAW processed with Lightroom 5 (2015)

Seaside Walk

I’m trying to reinvent my photography. I mounted the Nikon kit lens on my D5100. I like the lens because it is light and easy to zoom. I shoot in RAW. To keep as close as possible to the analog photography of the past, I only worked on the light aspect of the ‘flat’ RAW. Contrast, Shadows, etc. But I did not use any sharpening or any noise reduction. I used the RAW (or DNG, ‘Digital NeGative’) as if it was an analog negative. In analog photography you can not ‘sharpen’ the print. And I guess you can not perform ‘noise/grain reduction’. So, no sharpening, no noise reduction. The noise of the sensor is retained and works a bit like the grain of film. I know noise and grain a somewhat different, but if you let the noise just be, and refrain from sharpening the picture, you get a nice soft image, which does resemble the analog film feel. Shot with Nikon D5100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR | Camera settings: 55 mm, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/4000 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 and DxO FilmPack 5 (2016, Egmond aan Zee)

Piazza del Duomoi viewed from Via Torino (Milan)

Via TorinoShot with Nikon D5100 + Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS) HSM | Camera settings: 17 mm, f/22, ISO 100, 1/5 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain (Milan, 2016)