211/365 City Sunset – Carpark View

 

Sony NEX 6, Sigma 19mm, f/2.8
ISO 200, f/9, 1/80 sec, Raw

City Sunset – Carpark View

Thanks for sharing your opinion about yesterday’s picture. Many of you liked the color same as the Black and White. I think they both have something interesting and they tell the story in a different way. After having a rest from the image, I feel more closer to the color one, just because it feels warmer and I like the little rainbow at the back…Also I see more details in the color…

Today’s image

The sunset was beautiful. I was on my bike looking for some interesting spots, open areas, angles that could be great for a sunset picture. I wanted something different! I didn’t had anything particular in mind just cycle around and shoot at anything that will look great…

This is a single image that I took from my bike with no tripod…Just a handheld shot that came out nice in my opinion…

I hope you like it too…Please if you do let me know

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210/365 Path To A Tree

 

Sony NEX 6, Sigma 19mm, f/2.8
ISO 100, f/9, 1/125, Raw

Path To A Tree (Color Or Black And White?)

When I was editing this image, I accidentally converted into Black and White and I really liked the result. Later on I couldn’t decide which one is better, so I thought to share them both and leave the decision which is better on you.

Please let me know which one you like most.

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209/365 Panorama From Wehrer Beemd

 

Sony NEX 6, Sigma 19mm, f/2.8
ISO 100, f/8, 1/125 sec, Raw

Panorama From Wehrer Beemd

I have found this place yesterday when I was cycling back from Germany and immediately thought of a panorama to capture the whole scene. It’s pretty impressive up there and really peaceful. All I was missing there was a bench and a bottle of cold beer haha.

I like the shadows in this panorama and the whole space gives me a relaxing feeling.

I hope you like it too, please let me know if you do…

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208/365 Sittard Architecture

 

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/9, 1/50 sec, Raw

Sittard Architecture

I went there to specially take a panorama of this piece of architecture. My goal was to fit it all into one frame. As I’m standing there thinking how and from where it could be possible, I met another photographer who came to say hi. We talked about angles, panorama pictures and I have picked up few tips from our short conversation.

He helped me to choose this spot. I did first vertical panorama, going from one side to another with 35% overlay. After that, I also did a horizontal panorama…I wanted to try if Photoshop will process vertical and horizontal images at the same time and therefore create more detailed panorama. The result was great. It’s better when you give more to Photoshop than less.

But anyway I hope you like this image, please let me know if you do…

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207/365 Sittard Kloosterplein

 

Sony NEX 6, Sigma 19mm f/2.8
ISO 100, f/8. 1/15 sec, Raw

Sittard Kloosterplein

Thank you for your comments! Yesterday’s picture was great and I’m happy that you liked it. Today I’ve got a shot that I took few days ago and saved it for today…I had no time to edit anything new due to taking pictures at the Groove Garden Festival. I took some amazing images from the stage with the Sun setting down. Later on, I will share some images with you, but now I need to get some rest and also get my hearing back to normal. It has been intense, but for the images totally worth it.

I hope you like this image, it reminds me a little bit of Czech architecture and so I wanted to take a nice shot of it.

Please if you like it, let me know and give it a thumbs up…

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206/365 Sittard Garden At Sunset

 

Sony NEX 6, Sigma 19mm f/2.8
ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/60 sec, Raw

Sittard Garden At Sunset

Finally some better weather! I was missing some good sunsets like this one today. Took a short walk with my girlfriend around Sittard wall. The sunset was at it’s best and I was taking pictures like crazy. We then came to this spot. Being on the the other side of the wall, I had to extend my tripod to a maximum height to take a picture of the garden. It almost looks like I climbed on the wall to take this shot. I was impressed when I saw it on the back of my LCD screen. It need it few adjustments but soon I walked away with this picture, which I think came out beautiful.

I hope you like it too, please if you do, let me know and give it a thumbs up…

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205/365 St. Peter’s Church With Gracht

 

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/8, 1/20 sec, Raw

St. Peter’s Church With Gracht

For a long time now I was curious if It’s going to be possible to make a picture like this. Almost every time I was passing this place I would try to take a picture from there and every time the picture was missing something. I also tried a horizontal panorama, vertical panorama, but still I wasn’t impressed.

Few days ago I saw some tutorials that taught me tips on how to construct an image from multiple images into one and preserve the best details possible. In other words, I’ve learned how to stitch images that have been taken at different exposures, focal length and time of the day.

I really like these techniques because it’s like an art! You decide the end result of the image, what you put in or leave out. This image is my first try and I hope more will come.

I hope you like too, please if you do, let me know and give it a thumbs up.

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204/365 Dramatic Sky At Hillensberg

 

Sony NEX 6, Sigma 19mm f/2.8
ISO 100, f/8, 1/1250 sec, Raw

Dramatic Sky At Hillensberg

On Sunday I went for another photo-bike-ride trip around Sittard and some villages. I started from Merovingenstraat and went towards Germany. Unfortunately as soon as I left, it started raining. Luckily it was just a short shower that actually turned to be great for my next shot.

As I was going up the hill, the rain was still visible in a distance, but the best thing that happened was that the Sun came through the clouds, filling the scene with the golden color. I pulled my camera and took this beautiful picture, hoping to catch the moment.

I really like the contrast between the sky and the foreground. I think that’s what works in this image.

Anyway I hope you like it, please if you do, let me know and give it a thumbs up…

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203/365 Highway

 

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/9, 10 sec, Raw

Highway

Soon, I will be taking some pictures in Chemelot for one company here in Sittard. One evening, I went there to check the place out and storm some ideas for the shots. Looking at the complex from the highway was an experience by itself. It’s huge and it seems like there is no end to it. Almost like a small city. But anyway, I walked along the highway to get familiar with the place when I spotted these signs with Sittard on one of them…I thought this could be a good idea to point on Sittard this way.  Kind of like, if you are only passing by, you are simply missing a lot…

I hope you like this shot, please if you do let me know…

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202/365 View From Windraak

 

Sony NEX 6, Sigma 19mm, f/2.8
ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/200 sec, Raw

View From Windraak

This was another great sunset which I couldn’t miss. I have been waiting whole day for something interesting to happen. Cycling around the area few times and choosing the right spot. At first I was mapping where about the sunset will be. Then I set my camera and made few testing shots to determine the color balance, aperture and shutter speed. When I found what I was looking for, I waited until the right moment…The wind was quite strong and so the clouds were moving fast. I like that because you can get a lot of interesting colors and clouds that create amazing shapes. Also It’s never boring!

As I was waiting for the sunset, I also tried few vertical panoramas. After seeing how good that was, I decided to do a panorama.

I hope you like this image, please if you do, let me know…

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