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Luc de Schepper

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  1. Luc de Schepper

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    A classic view (and processing😉). I like the ship which adds scale. Well captured!
  2. An excellent image, great composition with inclusion of a supporting element (the signpost) which adds meaning to the main subject and theme. The image is imo strong enough to warrant a 3:2 crop.
  3. The same scene, this time shot with a Nikon Z6. The Z6 image (edited from Jpeg, as are the X100 images above) has clearly more dynamic range. And the trees have leaves now!
  4. I feel like I'm getting to grips with the Z6 (and adjusting Nikon's weird blue hue to my personal preference).
  5. Really great images Dallas, you've found your forte imo.
  6. Aviodrome Lelystad is nice although is was better in the past, the lack of money for maintenance and investments is clearly visible. A visit to Lelystad could be combined with the nearby very interesting Military Museum in Soesterberg. I’d be happy to show/drive you around Hugh.
  7. Thanks! Hugh, those are indeed Fokker S.11 trainer aircraft, stationed at Lelystad Airport. Another one from this outing, this image processed from RAW after I converted the NEF to DNG with the Adobe DNG converter (my old Lightroom 5.7 doesn't support Z6 NEF). The building in the background is a reconstruction of the 1930's Schiphol Airport Building.
  8. Well phrased by Hugh. A really fine image indeed.
  9. Luc de Schepper

    Planes!

    I had my first Z6 outing this afternoon. A guick Jpeg. Nikon Z6 + Nikkor 70-200mm f4.
  10. G-Tech have a good reputation, that's why I bought one a few years ago. It stopped working after about three years though 🙁
  11. Nice serene scene and well captured. You managed the white balance very well. I'm a big fan of coastal scenes, thanks for posting this one.
  12. Indeed very nice scene and image. I could get used to living in a place like that 😀
  13. I was more or less in the same boat as Dallas. I have used M43 gear almost exclusively for about three/four years and liked it but somehow I missed the artistic possibilities of a larger sensor. I still had a Nikon D5500 DX camera, the output of which I liked but the tiny viewfinder is almost unusable for me. So today I traded some of my barely used Nikon/Olympus and Panasonic gear plus some money for a new Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4. I'll keep and will continue to use most of my M43 gear though for a really lightweight alternative.
  14. Yes the price for the new Noct will no doubt be sky high. The cropped version looks good, thanks for posting!
  15. I like these, this Noct (soon to have a big brother in the Noct 58mm f0.95 for the Z-series) has a unique rendering. I'm always hesitant when a 3-d effect for images is mentioned but here it seems applicable. Suggestion; I would crop the bottom of the last image to center that beautiful cactus in focus.
  16. Luc de Schepper

    Notre Dame

    Great shots Aguinaldo. I very much hope a rebuild of this iconic building is possible. I was in Paris in 1979 and shot these two images of Notre Dame with a Soligor TM camera.
  17. If I was Dallas I'd only upgrade if it will bring a significant advantage (= full frame) and workflow would remain simple (= no Sigma). And if that advantage can be used professionally to increase or at least stabilise earnings. Otherwise I'd wait for prices of the new full frame cameras to drop.
  18. Dallas, how about exploring video for your RE work? In Holland videos are widely used to promote RE on sites.
  19. I don't think this car is a SUV. Nowadays they (the marketeers) call every raised or high-built car a SUV but originally in the USA a SUV was a Sport (not Sporty!) Utility Vehicle. A car with four-wheel drive for off-road ability and enough load capacity for sporting activities like fishing, hunting, canoeing etc. The Volvo marketeers call the XC40 an "urban lifestyle car, designed and built for active young people". In reality, in most countries it's too expensive for that target audience. In Holland I mostly see empty nesters driving it.
  20. Luc de Schepper

    Volvo

    This Volvo XC40 in retro Amazon Blue is a 190hp Auto, a car that gets you in no-time in Zen-mode. Very comfortable and relaxing but not the drivers car our previous one (a Mazda CX3) was. I loved to rev the smooth and spirited Mazda's 2-litre non-turbo engine, the Volvo has so much turbo-assisted torque it mostly runs below 2.500rpm. And still the Volvo uses a lot more fuel than the Mazda. All that comfort and safety comes at a price, a lot of weight.
  21. Interesting article and good images, thanks for posting Walton.
  22. That's true Dallas, I live in the geographic centre of Holland so all places can be reached within three hours. Aren't there any interesting places nearby in Durban? Some more images from Kampen. It once again struck me how well maintained and/or restored the historic centres of Dutch cities are. 3. 4. 5.
  23. A nice series Daniel. For me though the mix of processing styles is a bit confusing for viewing. P.S. I asked my wife (who works in international tourism) about the island. The main reason for the popularity with Italian travel agencies and mostly male tourists is because of the attraction of local women.
  24. Once again, great images Anthony. Penguins are my favourite animals 😊
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