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illuminated tower of Sparrenburg

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there is a fort in our neighbourhood. It is the landmark of our city and from our house a short walk. I go there very often just for a check and evening afterwork stroll.

 

the red cloth was wrapped on the occasion of an action of out local decoration specialists as a weekend attraction.

 

due to compression I am afraid the last one may not show its full potential. Probably I have to check the method of downscaling. There are some deficiencies itne sky and the texture of the stones which are not being seen in my Tiff files. Perhaps somebody has an advice for downscaling properly.

 

Canon MKII with Elmarit R lenses 35 mm and 60 mm Macro

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Iduna,

 

A lovely series. Of course, the first shot is the best in my opinion, giving a special mood for the night time stroll. I wish there were opportunities like this in my neck of the woods.

 

Paul

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Paul,

 

thank you very much for coming to the fort. From the fort one has a good view over the city. This I'll post in the next days. Thr picture is showing the inner courtyard from one of the outer defence and watch posts.

 

K.-H.

 

many thanks for sharing a moment to look into the courtyard. That night it was a strange light after a light snowfall and the mixture of natural light with spotlight had its own character.

 

rickp13 thanks for button click

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The first one looks like a fairy tale. The second reminds me of Christo's land-art work. The color/texture of the red material must make the structure look like flames coming out of a chimney, when viewed at a distance. It must be quite a sight.

 

Ece

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Stuart,

 

I am happy you like the. Thanks a lot.

 

Ece,

 

your response is quite intersting. You are right about the first one and I am happy it came out like this. The second one was indeed inspired by Christo and the material was shining like fire, specially in that evening illumination. It had been quite a challenge for those people to fix the material because they were specialized in indoor decorating not like the Christo-Team. and it caused a lot of discussion in which one has to discover how memory works and whether you can remember the original correctly.

 

Thanks for taking time.

 

 

hhmrogers, Pintpot - thanks for clicking the button

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Northwest Wanderer,

 

many thanks for taking time and commenting. The lens is an old Elmarit R lens from the 1970ies 35 mm.

the air on that evening was somehow glassy and the lens did it with the help of tripod lenstop 5.6 and approx 2-3 secs shutter. Very difficult was to control the highlights of the spotlight on the tower.

 

Charles,

 

it makes me happy you chose your favourite. Thanks for your time and writing your comment.

 

Everybody

clicking the button - many thanks. It is being appreciated.

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In my experience, in CS6 I downsize to 1024 px in one go, using "bicubic" (Not sharper or smoother, those are horrible). Then I give it about 15 percent of smart sharpen and fade he shadows 100%. I did not try it, but doing this in three steps may even be better. I LR4, I find that export for the web with sharpen ticked does a pretty decent job.

Very nice shots btw

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Jaap,

 

many thanks for your comment and advice. I also do not use sharpener whila sizing down but I'll try the LR version and will try out fading shadows. I always use the Tiff file for any compression proces. Let us see whether the new tricks will work.

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