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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2018, 14:10:50 »
Christmas market, Erbach Odenwald Germany, December 14.
Christmas pyramid and tall fir tree.

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Love the contrast between the lime green light and the pink-ish windmill.
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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2018, 17:37:56 »
Christmas Tree - Neue Sachlichkeit  ('New Objectivity')

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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2018, 01:42:57 »
Akira-San, this is a lovely tradition and thank you for sharing it with us.

It reminds me a little of Italian wine makers that each year tie up a bunch of fresh grapes to the ceiling of their winery at the start of each wine making season to honour Saint San Martino, the Italian patron and Saint of the wine makers.  The old bunch from the previous season is take down and retired as the new bunch is hung up.


Link: http://www.lesperta.com/italy-travel-blog/2016/11/10/san-martino-my-new-favorite-saint

In Japan, when we harvest the fruits from a tree, we leave one fruit to wish for a rich harvest for the next year.  The left fruit is called "Ki-mamori", meaning "Patron for the tree".  The left fruit is also offered to the birds who may suffer from the scarcity of food in cold season.
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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2018, 04:08:24 »
Akira-San, this is a lovely tradition and thank you for sharing it with us.

It reminds me a little of Italian wine makers that each year tie up a bunch of fresh grapes to the ceiling of their winery at the start of each wine making season to honour Saint San Martino, the Italian patron and Saint of the wine makers.  The old bunch from the previous season is take down and retired as the new bunch is hung up.


Link: http://www.lesperta.com/italy-travel-blog/2016/11/10/san-martino-my-new-favorite-saint

Hugh, thank you for an interesing additional info.  Apparently this kind of appreciation of the harvest originates from some sort of animism whose remanance can be felt in various parts of the world, even in the Western countries.
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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2018, 04:18:55 »
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Christmas tractor!

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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2018, 13:02:08 »
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ISO Bob?
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« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2018, 14:40:09 »
ISO Bob?

3600.

I love the D750's low-light capabilities.

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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2018, 15:14:17 »
Love the contrast between the lime green light and the pink-ish windmill.

Akira thank you.

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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2018, 16:24:50 »
3600. I love the D750's low-light capabilities.

Indeed! May I suggest to tweak the °K on the tires so to
lose the yellow from the street lamps?
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« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2018, 20:37:08 »
Indeed! May I suggest to tweak the °K on the tires so to
lose the yellow from the street lamps?

I did struggle with white balance on the parade photos I took.  I don't have a good PP program.  I use freeware: Photoscape X and Nikon's Capture NX-D.  Even with the white balance adjusted cool enough to make the rest of the scene look unnatural, there was still a yellow reflection on the tires.  To be honest, I don't mind the white balance in the photo as posted.  To me, it conveys the mood of being lit by the streetlights and renders the image as I remember seeing it.

This is just my opinion, of course.  Does the overall scene look too warm, or is it just the reflections off the tires that are distracting?

Thanks for any input,
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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2018, 20:51:43 »


Hi Bob.

Unfortunately, the suggested tweak may only be performed through
an adjustment layer.

Here an attempt to tweak the shot hoping to increase its impact…

Have a good time!


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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2018, 21:11:09 »
Much better... thank you! 

After the holidays I will make a decision on which post-processing software to purchase.  I am not a computer person and I remember struggling with the Photoshop elements software I had installed on my PC.  I'm a Mac user these days and will likely choose Lightroom.  I have much more research and opinion-gathering to do before making a choice.

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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2018, 21:21:59 »
Much better... thank you! 
Glad you like it! :P

I have much more research and opinion-gathering to do before making a choice.
Not after the holidays… if you're like me, you'll be broke!  ;D

I'll give you mine right away: investigate Capture One v.12! :)
I've been using it for many years and most my students too!
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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2018, 23:39:50 »
City of lights - Lucerne
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Re: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2018, 23:54:24 »
Angel and light. Z6 35mm 1.4 @f4, transfer to the phone through snapbridge  and uploaded here. Happy holidays!