Fleur Noir (et Blanc)

The regular reader among you may know that I’m gravitating more towards black and white photography but recently re-discovered my D800 and its color abilities and quite liked it for certain subjects. Like flowers. Nonetheless I of course need to stay true to myself and show a flower picture in monochrome colors :).

Nikon D800 | AF-S Nikkor 14-24 2.8 ED | ISO 100 | B&W Conversion

Nikon D800 | AF-S Nikkor 14-24 2.8 ED | ISO 100 | B&W Conversion

Back in Time: Old-School Photography Meets Modern Photo Editing

It was more by accident that yesterday I stumbled upon an old photograph of a condemned building that used to be a service point for trains, cars and other rail vehicles. I took it at a time when I was really into photographing old, abandoned, condemned houses. That was in 1997, in other words 18 years ago…

This series I shot in Black and White film, a Fuji Neopan 400 Professional. Looking at these old photographs and toying around with them a bit in Lightroom 6 I quickly became fascinated again by the character of the old film images and the latitude the scanned negatives still provided when using modern photo editing tools.

So I decided to re-scan and re-touch some of them using my Nikon Scanner LS 40 ED (aka Coolscan IV ED), Silverfast 8 and Lightroom 6.

And so here you go. Enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed taking, excavating and bringing them back to “light” again :).