Gong Xi Fa Cai – Thian Hock Keng Temple

Gong Xi Fa Cai - Thian Hock Keng Temple
Gong Xi Fa Cai - Thian Hock Keng Temple

A tour downtown for the first day in the year in the rabbit. I carried the Tamron 28-75 F2.8 which is supposed to be a walkaround lens, right? I hate this lens, well ok, not hate but it seems I never have very good shots with it, and i never come to the point where is is sharp enough. Well here is a sharp shot. So keep, sell? Time will tell.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tamron 28-75 F2.8
Retouches: Lightroom 3

Gong Xi Fa Cai – Thian Hock Keng Temple
Chinese New Year Bokeh
Chinese New Year Bokeh

Here comes Chinese New Year, the town is decorated, Chinatown streets are buzzing.

A quick Friday evening stroll with the D700 and the old Tamron 28mm F2.5 manual focus lens. I could not resist to shoot the pink lights in the fake trees along south bridge road. Here comes my Chinese new year bokeh.

Incidentally I have upgraded to Lightroom 3.3 this week because it support more lenses for the correction option; I was looking for the Nikkor 24mm F2.8D.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tamron 28mm F2.5
Retouches: Lightroom 3

Singapore River Festival 2010 AIR

Photo: Sunday 27th June 2010, a show on Singapore river for the annual River Festival.
Camera: Nikon D80, Angenieux 70-210F3.5
Touch-up:Lightroom 2.x / Bibble Pro 5/ PSP Elements 4.0

[Anglais]

Today was a manual focus day, digged out the Tamrom 28mmF2.5 and the Angenieux Zoom 70-210F3.5; both lens fit on the Nikon D80, but the light metering does not work. So a bit of guess is required. I think this picture was taken with ISO1000 and High NR reduction, F3.5 and 1/50s; not as bas as expected, finally the worst part of the picture is the framing.

Post processing: Basic edition in Adobe Lightroom 2 (Frame, rotate, white balance, exposure), Noise reduction and Sharpening in Bible pro 5, for export to Flickr final histogram and frame with Photoshop Element 5.

[French] Dimanche 27th Juin, un spectacle pour sur la “Singapore river” pour le festival annuel de la rivière. Aujourd’hui une journée de mise au point manuelle, j’ai sorti le Tamron 28mmF2.5 et le zoom Angenieux 70-210F3.5; les deux objectifs se montent sur le Nikon D80, mais la mesure de l’exposition ne marche pas. Un peu de pifomètre est nécessaire. Je pense que cette phot a été prise à ISO1000 avec le réglage (optionnel) High NR réduction, F3.5 et 1/50s; pas aussi mal que je le craignais, en fin de compte seul le cadrage est loupe.

Retouches: Edition de base avec Adobe Lightroom 2 (cadrage, rotation, balance des blancs, exposition), Réduction du bruit et aiguisage (?) avec Bible pro 5, et version pour Flickr avec création d’un cadre et réglage final de histogramme dans Photoshop Element 5.

Singapore River Festival 2010 AIR