Lockdown In Maastricht.


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I left my home city of London behind in 1970 when I moved to Belgium to take up a new job. Two years later that job took me just across the border into the Netherlands in the vicinity of Maastricht. Nearly fifty years on and I still love the city to bits! However, the atmosphere is quite different under lockdown conditions; once you get away from areas with food stores and supermarkets everything is closed, as depicted in the photo. Kinda creepy but still delightful!
A five shot HDR, handheld. Processed in Photomatix Pro and ON1.
03/01/2021 - 12:33pauljay
CategoryStreet Photography
Shutter Speed1/350
Aperturef/8.0
ISO6400
Focal Length24mm
Views/Likes50/3

Flan

Link Posted 03/01/2021 - 14:58
Brings back memories from when I lived there in 1987 , Close to Leiden. What i loved about it was cycling from country town to town on days off . They really made everything easy for pedestrians very little car traffic in small towns. Loved it

GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/01/2021 - 16:29
Beautiful picture and well edited.
PPG

leep

Link Posted 04/01/2021 - 10:42
Nice.
London also has lots of streets like this at the moment.

tommyt

Link Posted 04/01/2021 - 10:46
Like the lead in lines, which take you into the picture.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 04/01/2021 - 17:48
Great cityscape
LennyBloke

pauljay

Link Posted 08/01/2021 - 16:18
Thanks for your comments folks!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
jaypix
yankee44
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Pentaxfriend

Link Posted 07/02/2021 - 21:56
Het is een triest gezicht al die lege winkelstraten Paul maar het geeft de fotograaf wel de gelegenheid de straat te laten zien zonder dat er volk voor de camera langs loopt.
mooie plaat, maar is HDR niet een beetje achterhaald, het dynamisch bereik van je camera is tegenwoordig toch hoog genoeg om het in 1 foto te doen, hooglichten iets terug trekken en de schaduw iets openen moet volgens mij hetzelfde resultaat op kunnen leveren

It is a sad sight to see all those empty shopping streets Paul, but it does give the photographer the opportunity to show the street without people walking past the camera.
nice picture, but HDR is not a bit outdated, nowadays the dynamic range of your camera is still high enough to do it in 1 photo, the highlights pull back a little and the shadow slightly open should be able to deliver the same result in my opinion

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pauljay

Link Posted 09/02/2021 - 11:09
Many thanks for your comments Thijs. I get great pleasure out of editing my HDR shots because of the range of character and texture that can be injected into the photo. I generally only use HDR for buildings, both inside and out, and other occasional hardware; it is, in my opinion, totally useless for landscapes, for example. Looking back at the individual shots that made up the Maastricht HDRs my knowledge would not have let me produce the result that I wanted from just one of them. So long as you use it delicately you can get the degree of realism that you want; painterly results are perhaps old fashioned but then there could even be a time and a place for that! Anyway, I shall continue to use it on those occasions that I feel it is appropriate.
Have you had any problems with your Z1's pop up flash? Mine decided to pop up recently and no amount of persuasion would make it pop back down again!

Paul.
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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Pentaxfriend

Link Posted 09/03/2021 - 11:37
HA Paul,

I rarely used the pop-up flash because when I needed flash units I used the Af 500 ftz
The pop-up flash is still working for me, but I am afraid that if I am going to use that the feather will stop due to the long lying still

Kind regards Thijs
Kodac Brownie, Pentax Spotmatic SP, Pentax ME, Pentax P30 2x, Pentax MZ 10, Pentax MZ 50, Pentax MZ 5n, Pentax MZ 7,Pentax MZ S, Pentax Z1, Pentax 28-105 Powerzoom, Pentax 28-80 Powerzoom, A 28mm F/2.8, A 50mm F/1.4, Pentax AF 080c, Pentax AF-500FTZ 2x,

Canon 1D X, Canon 5D mkII, Canon EOS 1D mkIV, Canon EF 24-105 L IS USM, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 usm, Canon EF 70-200 F/4 L USM, Canon EF 100-400 f/5,6 L USM, Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF 28mm f/1,8, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 usm, Tamron 28-75 F/2.8 SP AF XR Di II, Samyang 8mm f/3,5 Fisheye,
Raynox DCR250 -
Redged: RTA-432 + 804RC2, Manfrotto: 058B Triaut + XPro 3way Geared Head, Basic Tripod 190XB + 804RC2 Basic Pan/Tilt Head - MonoPod 681B + 486RC2 BallHead -
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII Panoramic Tripod Head [/i]
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