Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pic(k) of the week 2: ZURICH during the blue hour

Earlier this week I reviewed the brand-new 16-55 2.8 Fujinon lens. While I shared some images in the review post, I have a few 5 star images, that haven’t been shared yet, mostly because they consist of more complex multi-exposures image editing technique.

One of these images is one from a Christmas Eve shoot in Zurich (Switzerland) during the blue hour; about 15'-30' after sunset and my favourite time to shoot cityscapes. I particularly like how the Swiss Alpes are still visible at the distant horizon, bathing in a beautiful post-sunset light.

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Image details:
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 16-55 f2.8 Fujinon lens
ISO 200, 16mm (24mm full frame equivalent), f11
Shutter-speeds varying between 1/10s and 5s
RAW files developed in Lightroom 5.7
Converted to 32 bit file in Photoshop CC HDR Pro 
Nik Color Efex Pro 4 for contrast optimisation

More images from Zurich, can be found here.

Remember: " When the sun has set, no candle can replace it" - George R.R. Martin

Till next time, happy shooting 
BJORN


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