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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:55 am 
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My aunt and uncle set off on a two week cruise this Saturday, and I went to the dock in Rotterdam to wave goodbye. Ended up waving only for a couple seconds as the urge to snap pictures quickly took over. Here's a couple that I posted on Google+ already, I will add some more later.

    1. The ship has sailed. Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam, 2013
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    Aperture: f/9.5
    Shutter Speed: 1/180th
    Sensitivity: ISO 160


    2-4. Lookout. Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam, 2013
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    Aperture: f/9.5
    Shutter Speed: 1/350th
    Sensitivity: ISO 160


    5. [untitled]. Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam, 2013
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    Aperture: f/9.5
    Shutter Speed: 1/180th
    Sensitivity: ISO 160

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:25 am 
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Thought I'd add a song to this image:

Every time we say goodbye, I die a little
Every time we say goodbye, I wonder why a little
Why the Gods above me, who must be in the know
Think so little of me, they allow you to go
When you're near, there's such an air of spring about it
I can hear a lark somewhere, begin to sing about it
There's no love song finer, but how strange the change from major to minor
Every time we say goodbye.

- Cole Porter

    6. Farewell. Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam, 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:28 am 
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“Smoking I find the most ridiculous of all the varieties of human behavior
and practically the only one that is entirely against nature. Can you imagine
a cow or any animal taking a mouthful of smoldering straw than breathing
in the smoke and blowing it out through its nostrils?”

― Ian Fleming

    7. Smoke. Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam, 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Good pics Bjorn. Re smoking, I reckon it must have been your predecessors' pics of Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman and Veronica Lake that got me started. Took me a long time to stop but I did so 15 years ago. I still remember Bacall, Bergman and Lake though and now I can't offer them a cigarette OR a light!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:18 am 
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Thank you! Watching series like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire as well as many movies from the 50s and early 60s has exposed me to plenty of smoking, but I just cannot stand the smell of it. Kudos to you for quitting and not smoking for 15 years, your lungs must be thankful!

Picture no. 6 was just reshared by the shipping company. Their audience on Google+ is smaller than mine, but it's still cool. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:15 pm 
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This snap was taken in a surprisingly shade-covered area, so I could finally open up the aperture to f/2 and get some creamier bokeh.

    8. [untitled] Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam, 2013
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    Aperture: f/2
    Shutter Speed: 1/1500th
    Sensitivity: ISO 160

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:46 am 
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Hi Bjorn,

Some really nice images. Just a question - the only colour image you posted - to me the colours look a little muted, did you edit it that way or was that a jpeg file from the camera?

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Thank you Leo! I only shoot RAW, so I'm afraid this is how I processed it, but I have two reasons for it. The main reason is that over the years of processing 97% of my pictures to black and white, I have sort of forgotten how to process color images. They often times do not look natural, or the colors are a little off, stuff like that. Second, I really dislike oversaturation, so if I do process to color, I go for a mildly muted scheme such that the colors don't pop too much. Oh, and there might be a third reason: I don't like processing very much, so if I notice I've spent more than 2 minutes on a single picture, I just figure it's probably good enough, save it, and be done with it. Haha!
I would have processed this in B/W as well, but I wanted to send it to my family and they're always asking for color pictures... :x

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:46 am 
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Sounds awesome - I love how sharp it was and I was wondering if it was the sun causing low contrast but the colours weren't over exposed so I thought it was just something you chose to do, which is pretty much close to what I thought.

I like images that are not too vibrant as well, and I liked the colour image you posted but it was just below the threshold of my vibrance meter in my head. Great shots - love how sharp everything looks.

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