The Fallen Ones

A beautiful fallen trunk in the forest of Shiretoko in Hokkaido (Japan), a Unesco World Heritage which has been selected for being one of the richest integrated ecosystems in the world. Even if you're not exactly sure of what that means, you just cannot ignore how beautiful the forest is and how each little thing has its role to play in the ecosystem.

The Fallen Ones

The Fallen Ones

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From Wanchai To Central

Taken after work, just before an alleged typhoon that may never come.

From Wanchai to Central

From Wanchai to Central

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Nikko by Night

Illumination in Nikko, Japan

Illumination in Nikko, Japan

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Beautiful Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón, the ice lagoon, on a cloudy day. I can't wait to go back during summer time for example.

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón

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Hong Kong Light Racing

Taken as the sunset reflects on Hong Kong's IFC building.

I used my Carl Zeiss 15mm lens and the picture quality never ceases to amaze me: the sharpness is so great, you feel you can zoom in forever. It also remains very sharp up to the corners!

Hong Kong Light Racing

Hong Kong Light Racing

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Fjord in Pink

Beautiful sunset (at 2:30pm!) in Tromsø while visiting the amazing fjords. Another example of what Capture One is capable of when you get to know how to use it! Here's the original picture for comparison.

Tromsø Fjord

Tromsø Fjord

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Aurora Borealis Over Reine

Aurora Borealis over Reine

Aurora Borealis over Reine

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OMG OMG OMG!

It looks gorgeous... The new Carl Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 is coming out! Incredibly pricey though...

Otus 1.4/85

Otus 1.4/85

Here's a review, the quality look amazingly good.

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The Alien Night

Sometimes you browse your gallery and you find little gems that you had discarded too quickly. I'm glad the cost of storage has gone down so much throughout the years: it allows you to be lazy and to keep tons of pics that would have been deleted otherwise.

In the shot below, I had not noticed that you could see the Milky Way if you push the contrast a little and I think it really completes the picture. You can compare it with another picture taken a few minutes earlier (with a different white balance though) which showed a slightly stronger aurora borealis, that's why I originally preferred that one but I've changed my mind. ;)

Besides, I'm now learning to use Capture One's advanced functionalities and I feel sorry for not spending more time to do so before. This application is really powerful and allows you to extract tons of details from shadows, to use layers for local adjustments and to do some really nice fine tuning in terms of noise reduction, if you are willing to spend enough time on the picture.

Aurora in Tromsø

Aurora in Tromsø

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