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Luc

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Marrakesh 2005
« on: January 06, 2020, 22:11:36 »
In 2005 I took my then new Nikon D70s on a holiday to Agadir in Marocco. During a day trip to Marrakesh I shot some images with the new camera.
At that time a DSLR was new to me, I had little knowledge of it and RAW was still in my future so I shot in Jpeg.
Recently I re-discovered some images from that trip and did some minor postprocessing in Capture One.
I find these images quite film like, the color rendering from the D70s CCD-sensor esp. of red and green seems different from later (CMOS-sensor) cameras.






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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 03:38:11 »
These look really appealing to me.

The tone reminds me of something like Technicolor.  Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 03:42:49 »
The pink and redish colours certainly remind me of the Marrakesh colours as I remember them.

I recall that my wife and I had lunch in the outside upstairs area in the restaurant in the top right corner of the first image - memory lane stuff for me too!  Thanks Luc.
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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 05:31:27 »
Luc, very good stuff.  I kept one of my D200s' (first DSLR) for a long time just for shooting base ISO with that sensor.  I took it to Mexico for 3 months in 2007 and shot only jpeg because I did not take a laptop and really had zero PP experience coming from film.   Halfway through my Mexico trip I took a short trip to Houston and , by pure chance, picked up first shipments of the D300 (just sold) .   I was in Morocco in mid-70's (for US Navy) with my Nikkormat but halfway driving to Marrakesh the police turned me back due to some trouble up ahead.   Never made it back  >:( .
Thanks for posting
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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 08:57:20 »
Yes, lovely drawing and colours.  And indeed reminds me of the D200.  I like the files of the Fuji S5 Pro even better.

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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 17:02:11 »
Very nice, interesting colours too, the 18-70mm i suppose. I still have my first nikon digital camera the d50 it still works too at least a few months ago when i last  tried.

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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2020, 20:04:46 »
These look really appealing to me.

The tone reminds me of something like Technicolor.  Thank you for sharing!
Thanks a lot , Akira.

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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2020, 20:07:03 »
The pink and redish colours certainly remind me of the Marrakesh colours as I remember them.

I recall that my wife and I had lunch in the outside upstairs area in the restaurant in the top right corner of the first image - memory lane stuff for me too!  Thanks Luc.
Beautiful light and colours indeed, Hugh. Sadly, that restaurant/cafe suffered a bombing in 2011 killing 17 people ...

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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2020, 20:09:16 »
Luc, very good stuff.  I kept one of my D200s' (first DSLR) for a long time just for shooting base ISO with that sensor.  I took it to Mexico for 3 months in 2007 and shot only jpeg because I did not take a laptop and really had zero PP experience coming from film.   Halfway through my Mexico trip I took a short trip to Houston and , by pure chance, picked up first shipments of the D300 (just sold) .   I was in Morocco in mid-70's (for US Navy) with my Nikkormat but halfway driving to Marrakesh the police turned me back due to some trouble up ahead.   Never made it back  >:( .
Thanks for posting
Tom
A quite similar CCD sensor experience, Tom! I was quite reluctant to upgrade my D70s because I wanted to wring the best out of it before upgrading to a D700.

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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2020, 20:10:11 »
Yes, lovely drawing and colours.  And indeed reminds me of the D200.  I like the files of the Fuji S5 Pro even better.
Thanks, John. Ah Fuji, nothing beats Fuji at colour science.

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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2020, 20:10:56 »
Very nice, interesting colours too, the 18-70mm i suppose. I still have my first nikon digital camera the d50 it still works too at least a few months ago when i last  tried.
Thanks, Fons. The 18-70mm it is, the only lens I had at the time. The D50 was really good!

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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2020, 22:09:39 »
Really interesting colour!
I will try it, I still have my d70 with 18-70 :)

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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 03:46:40 »
Yes, we were there only a month or two after the bombing.  IIRC the restaurant that was bombed was to the top left in your first image.  I still remember it being cordoned off and notices on what was left of the building.  A terrible business in what was an otherwise liberal country.

Beautiful light and colours indeed, Hugh. Sadly, that restaurant/cafe suffered a bombing in 2011 killing 17 people ...
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Re: Marrakesh 2005
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 12:20:32 »
These look really appealing to me.

The tone reminds me of something like Technicolor.  Thank you for sharing!
Ditto ;)
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