As everywhere in these latitudes, the greens are of a power quite amazing and the camera has all the trouble to return your feeling when such colors surrounds you. Memories of life in Madagascar, Reunion Island, etc., which continually make me take the measure, so different of my life in Paris… Short video extract:
During a walk around Cairns, we went along this clearing. I was struck by the atmosphere that emanated from it: it was beautiful, quiet, without harsh and direct light from the sun, nature everywhere, much less human. And at the same time, images of the many inevitable movies about Vietnam and one begins to imagine […]
This dragonfly was shot using the Canon EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS USM handheld (on 7D, which explain the x1.6 crop ratio), while we were back from the Crystal Cascades, walking along Freshwater Creek.
The “Château de la Chatonnière” his gardens is very pleasant. This is a restful place. The adjustment here was mainly done to reveal details on the sky. I add a vignetting effect to better guide the eyes into the path, while a slight color correction helps to render the scene more like “the way I […]
The male The female This Australian King Parrots couple (endemic species) was completely free but, because we were standing under the canopy to the Blue Mountains (), the parrots eyes were reflecting the structure. I then decided to remove those “urban” reflexions by re-drawing an eye part. Now, this birds doesn't feel locked in, even […]
This is a two minutes exposure with a simple ajustements work: Slight underexposure and saturation, removal of some ground dusts, and also a fence along the right wall.
I like the general dynamism given by the 24mm focal length in this case.
This picture was taken in the Landes region (France). To avoid an high contrast due to the direct sunlight, I've made shadows above the subject. The resulted picture was nice but too dull, so I've adjusted the picture this way (you can compare we the original photo right above, by using the comparison feature).
A 3 minutes long shot, taken few instants before the “Kölner Lichter Musical Fireworks”. A lots of illuminated boats comes slowly along the Rhine, where thousands of people are waiting for the show. On the non-processed picture, the sky as entirely dull and brown, so I adjusted it the way you can see above to […]
This is the mouth of the Courant on the Contis beach. This place is extremely slippery because of the moss. I ardently advise you to leave back any claim about the simple action of “walking”, specially when you move in those rocks with tripod and camera in your two hands. A nice technic if you […]
Background color was a saturated red on original. Too much disturbing for me.
I've deliberately used a very thin depth of field (ƒ3.5) to effectively enhance the outline of each leaf. I've made a test with a low aperture (higher ƒ); the result was way different, way less graphic and pleasant — at least for me —.