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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3
Shutter Speed
1/1000 second
Aperture
F/9.5
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 7, 2009, 5:43:46 PM
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Summer in the City Edit by AndyMumford Summer in the City Edit by AndyMumford
"Hot town, summer in the city
Back of neck gettin' dirty and gritty"
The Lovin' Spoonfull


I've just not been active on DA recently, apologies for not keeping up with people's work, but various events in life, and having so many weddings to shoot at the moment has completely stopped me from taking landscape photos, and also kept me away from the internet. I also heard there was some kind of football tournament on recently...not sure what.

Anyways, this is a re-submission of a shot from last year with very different processing. Editing wedding images is very different to landscape images, and there's a license to be much more stylized with the processing. The above shot has been processed using a cross processing and selective blur technique to create a bleached retro look that I've been using a lot on portraits. I think it really suits this kind of urban summer image.


The Photo

Listen carefully in Portugal's scorching summer time, and you can hear the gnashing of Portuguese landscape photographer's teeth, sighs of frustration and loud complaints as we go for months on end without seeing any clouds in the sky. No clouds equals no interesting skies for landscape photography and the camera goes into summertime hibernation....

...What we do have though is guaranteed great light, and this year I've left my tripod and filters at home and just been out shooting the city, as well as having plenty of time taken up with shooting weddings. I've even taught myself how to use flash :D

Anyway, here's a shot from a great late-afternoon photographing around Parque das Nações (site of Expo 98).
Really wanted to get the feeling of a cool respite from the heat beneath this waterfall, and a really fast shutter speed to try to freeze every single drop.


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Taken at Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 17-35 f2.8 ED
1/1000 | f9.5 | 17mm

Workflow in Capture NX2 with Color Efex Pro, title in PS CS3

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves. Sadly, I no longer have time to reply to individual comments, but I do appreciate people taking the time to look.
Any questions, please note me.
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:iconkiebitz:
kiebitz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
great! :-)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thankyou
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:iconfotoheini:
fotoheini Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Photographer
i wanna be there...perfect summer picture
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Thanks so much
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OlafKorb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
LOVE the angle!
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:iconresanda:
resanda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
sppeechhhlleeesssss
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pigarot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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Rnomad Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
what a great fun shot.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Cheers
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
So cool....Nice action shot Andy. Great capture. 2nd one I've see of this I think.
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