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Urban development in Lille (FR)
« on: September 11, 2020, 09:12:24 »
The city walls were mostly torn down after 1918. Some remainders have been preserved, and there are attempts to blend them with new constructions. This is not necessarily bad. The place depicted here is between the two train stations.

+ free quiz : I have been using the Df-what-else, plus three vintage Nikkors. Some of you may successfully guess which, as there are telltale clues available for at least two of them. Have fun.

The post-processing was heavier than usual, because I had to cope with intense contrast, one hour before sunset. Otherwise, CA correction, cropping of vertical pics to 4:3 ratio, and some rotation every now and then (I seldom use tripods outdoors), and that would be it.
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 09:14:16 »
Second batch :
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 09:20:49 »
Interesting series that follows your stream of thoughts.

I'm pretty sure that the one is PC28/3.5.  I'm not sure of the other two, though.
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 09:41:40 »
Akira, you got it right; the 28/3.5 PC is one of the three. Concerning the middle one, there is one clear clue in a batch to come.
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 09:43:38 »
Third batch
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2020, 09:45:08 »
Fourth and last batch.
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2020, 10:43:07 »
an excellebt series about a good looking place
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2020, 11:04:35 »
Do you like it? Is it nice living there?
You are out there. You and your camera. You can shoot or not shoot as you please. Discover the world, Your world. Show it to us. Or we might never see it.

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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2020, 11:32:11 »
Do you like it? Is it nice living there?

Quite decent. And before COVID and Brexit, the links with London, Brussels, Köln were quite enjoyable.
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2020, 11:51:43 »
Very nice series of architecture and how it blends in, quite successful I agreeWonderful colors
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2020, 15:17:25 »
Lille one of the major bottlenecks going south by car, ever expanding it seems. Great images Airy.

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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2020, 00:07:44 »
I could not help but getting some night shots. I hope you got monitors with dark blacks. If they do not appear dark, please do not blame the old Nikkor, it is quite suitable for night shots actually :)
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2020, 02:16:41 »
Judging from the third (especially the nice bokeh in the second image) and the fourth batches, the second lens could be the Noct.  My assumption seems to be assured by the last batch shot at night.  :)
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2020, 02:58:04 »
Akira, you are getting closer.

Reminder: in my description of post-processing, I did not mention distortion correction. I confirm there is none.
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Re: Urban development in Lille (FR)
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2020, 23:23:51 »
And some more, from this evening. Df, Noct Nikkor 58/1.2 AIS. Only the last one was shot wide open, just for the fun.
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