All posts tagged colors

… said he again in the evening.

D800, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 50mm. 3 images stitched in Photoshop.

D800, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 50mm.
3 images stitched in Photoshop.

Let’s see how often I manage to get up early enough to capture this…

I found another good “victim” for the cross-processing.

Cross-processing a door

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 50mm

Then into Photoshop:

Screenshot of Photoshop

Four different Hue/Saturation layers with different blending modes...

… gives us this end result:

Cross-processing in Photoshop

The end result after cross-processing

It’s been a funny winter. Mostly gray days and overcast evenings and nights. But every now and then a clear day slips through.
I don’t mind winter, but it’s nice to have a few of these days every now and then.
No color editing in this picture, just lightened up the lower part with the street. So it was really this red and blue.

Sunset over Espoo

D700, ISO400, 1/125 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 50mm

Cross-processing, here we go again.
You just gotta get used to it, I guess. I’m just having a lot of fun doing it. And it brings some color into today’s whiteness.
This image was shot just before winter set in, in Finland, dreary weather, sad and cold. Wouldn’t believe me if I hadn’t shown you the before pic, would you? Layer blending modes are your biggest friend here.


The before... D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

The procedure

Remember the blending modes! Test how things work out, but keep in mind that not all colors are suitable for this process.


The final result

From the outside you wouldn’t really think it. Well, maybe a bit, but it’s not obvious. From the outside the building fits in the surrounding historical environment quite snugly. But from the inside… Boy, Cambridge Judge Business School is one funky building!

Cambridge Judge Business School

D700, ISO800, 1/125 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

Cambridge Judge Business School

D700, ISO800, 1/125 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 14-24mm (thanks Arnab 😉 )

Wow… I was a bit too optimistic with yesterday’s prognoses of having a few more days.
Today: frost, defrost, rain, rain, rain, overcast, rain, overcast, more rain…
Let’s cherish yesterday’s beauty with a moment of silence…

Autumn colors

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/9.5, Nikkor 50mm

Autumn colors

D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

I think I have a few more days before this gorgeous autumn will have run its course… Shame. I’ve been out way too little.
The other day, when I brought my friends to the airport for their trip back home I passed this beautiful stretch of land which was … can’t even describe it … explosively lit by the setting sun. Clear blue sky, autumn colors, camera at home… Right… Crap… Will have to come back. Sun will have set, light will be different. Tomorrow, same time… Drizzle, overcast… Double-crap! Day after tomorrow… Triple…! ARGH! Don’t you just hate it!
But today…! I’m allowed to have some luck, right? Patience is a virtue!

Autumn in Finland

D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/16, Nikkor 50mm

Autumn in Finland

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 70-200mm

I think tomorrow still… Then the fire’ll go out quickly. There was frost on the windows of the car already, and there’s even been some snow already downtown, so… But I saved some for a home-studio experiment. More on that another day 🙂

Part II and part I linked.

It doesn’t happen very often that the sun sets under the cloud deck like this. It’s quite an impressive sight.
This image is straight out of camera (conversion from the RAW file), no post-processing (like saturation or anything) save for resizing and the border. It really was this colorful.

Sunset over Espoo

D700, ISO800, 1/90 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm



I’m having an exhibition with a fellow artist the coming two weeks. It runs from May 12th-May 24th.

The official opening is on Sunday May 10th, from 18:00-19:30 in Kässän Taidetalo in Virkkala (Tynninharjuntie 21).
If you’re from around, you’re around and you feel like popping in: welcome!

Some time ago I wrote about how our balcony’s facing west and how we enjoy frequent sunsets.
Now that the ever present snow clouds accompanying the winter on its way out, we get to see those sunsets again. Today was especially colorful and I was too busy to get out and find a decent spot to make a good composition of it. But I think this picture tells enough.

D200, ISO100, 1/45 sec @ f/5.6, Sigma 10-20mm

D200, ISO100, 1/45 sec @ f/5.6, Sigma 10-20mm

More to follow, without any doubt.