Thursday, October 11, 2012
Pic(k) of the week 41: View on the Pink city - Toulouse
It is during periods of little photography, that I clearly feel how important this thing is for me...
As some readers might know, I'm presently in the South of France on a three week A380 pilot training course for my day-job. Even though I brought my Nikon D800 to Toulouse, also called the Pink city, I've had little opportunity to go out and shoot. Yesterday I took a short touristy boat trip on the river Garonne, for the sole purpose of trying to capture some interesting images.
The image above of the "Hôpital de La Grave" was made as the boat came out of one of the locks along the river Garonne. I particularly like how the bridge frames the 17th century building with a dramatic sky in the background. Even though I have limited editing tools available on my Macbook, I'm pleased with the resulting image.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70 2.8
ISO 100, f7.1, 45mm, 1/320s
RAW development in Lightroom 4.2
Single HDR development in Photomatix 4
Nik SilverEfex 2 for Black and White conversion
Remember, "There are always two people in every picture, the photographer and the viewer" - Ansel Adams