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Bent Hjarbo

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[Theme] Empty squares and places
« on: March 20, 2020, 16:25:34 »
In these corona times our cities look completely transformed.
Z6 and kit zoom and AF-S 17-35 F2.8
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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 17:37:45 »
Great theme, nice to see Copenhagen this way!

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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 17:47:56 »
Well, I can't really go out :-(
If I have to go shopping or to the doctor or physicist, I'll take the camera, but with my age and medical record, (and a son with type 1 diabet ) we tend to apply strictly the rules !
So for now it's more about macro shots in the apartment !!!
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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 22:01:59 »
As horrible the cause is for the empty streets, the more powerful the images! They will ill remain to tell the story!

It is allowed to walk the streets of Copenhagen, in groups less than 10

Well done Bent. Stay safe,,,
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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 23:13:51 »
Very timely theme, Bent!

This is a view of Hanzo-mon, usually one of the busy square in Tokyo.  Shot with iPhone 8, uploaded on Facebook and then copied onto my desktop.
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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 06:51:33 »
Great shots Bent. 

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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 09:09:02 »
Nice shots, Bent!
An excellent idea for a theme.

Akira, you didn't finish the sentence: "... and then i uploaded the image on NG."  :)
I won't even ask why not take an image with your iphone, edit it with the powerful tools that iphone offers, and upload directly to NG?

A very paradoxical situation, the best time to travel and photograph, there are no crowds, yet you are not allowed to...
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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 09:56:14 »
Thank you all for the nice words.
Some of our NG member may even not be allowed to go out, but maybe they can sneak a phone out when going out for shopping.
It is scary to to see our big cities so empty.
Be careful out there.
I have friends with lung problems, that don’t go out theses days. :'(

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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2020, 10:23:31 »
Akira, you didn't finish the sentence: "... and then i uploaded the image on NG."  :)
I won't even ask why not take an image with your iphone, edit it with the powerful tools that iphone offers, and upload directly to NG?

A very paradoxical situation, the best time to travel and photograph, there are no crowds, yet you are not allowed to...

Jakov, you are right.  But I just wanted to explain how I extracted the image data posted here, because the original image had already been deleted.   ::)

I used to use iApp called RAW+ to shoot RAW when I had iPhone SE, but I think that the computational imaging of the newer iPhone 8 has been improved enough to make the effort of shooting RAW nearly redundant, unless you need special effects.  HDR seems to be applied automatically for the high contrast scene.
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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 14:36:16 »
I just got back from a fairly bizarre shortened trip to Patagonia in which we ended up circling the Falklands for a few days, and got a chartered flight back to Miami from Falklands via Chile.  Ended up renting a car from Newark to Vermont, as flights were cancelled one after the other.  I snapped a quick phone shot in Miami airport when we arrived.  The upside is that it's unlikely we came into contact with any sick people. 


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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 16:00:00 »
Thank you all for the nice words.
Some of our NG member may even not be allowed to go out, but maybe they can sneak a phone out when going out for shopping.
It is scary to to see our big cities so empty.
Be careful out there.
I have friends with lung problems, that don’t go out theses days. :'(

  This is the case in Spain. I cross with a media photographer yesterday, two big nikon bodies, 24-70 and 70.200 mounted with a visible accreditation on the chest. He told in a brief exchange than even like that the police had stopped him several times while working on the streets. I´ll sneak a phone shot soon  :)

  Beautiful shots telling a story, Bent

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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 19:42:59 »
Not my picture,  but this is London's Buckingham Palace
a) normal day
b) today

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Re: [Theme] Empty squares and places
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2020, 03:44:48 »
This is the new normal nowadays in a central business district in the Philippines. A usually busy busy street now empty due to extreme community quarantine measures. Just taken with a mobile phone camera on the way to buy food & essential supplies.
Keep shooting,
Bern