The series is not complete, but I have at least 8 shot to show. It’s a break from my black and white nocturnes made possible by a bit of work on my editing skills. I’ve never been fond of the orange tones cast by tungsten city lights. I finally found a way to edit them out without losing the cold, urban, eerie feel I look after in my nocturnes.
A note for gearheads, two of those pics have been taken with a Leica M8, a supposedly outdated camera allegedly incapable of any decent night shot. I think the M8 is stilla good choice for someone wanting to give a go to a digital rangefinder without selling his kids. May be I’ll write a blog on that topic, because there are one or two things to know before buying one of those.
Magical Tree Redux, Strasbourg 2012.
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Among towers, Strasbourg, January 2013.
As some of you may have noticed, I’m working on a new “lightroom recipe” for my color night shots. I’ve tried real life tungsten-orange cast first, but I wasn’t convinced. So I’m now trying to figure out something more “urban”.
I’m rather pleased with the first results: they convey the sense of bizarre and the eerie mood I was looking after in my black and white series. And they are definitely colder and darker than the yellow-orange tones given by tungsten city lights.
And you, what do you think?