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Dutch angle. Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

I called this photo “Dutch angle” as a reference to the famous camera tilt technique of “[setting the camera] at an angle on its roll axis so that the shot is composed with vertical lines at an angle to the side of the frame, or so that the horizon line of the shot is not parallel with the bottom of the camera frame”. This is typically the kind of composition I enjoy. I love to play with lines and stripes and tilting the camera in a way that the cross walk stripes are now going diagonal make this photo so dynamic! This combination of now diagonal lines, in two directions, makes a perfect graphical background for street photography.

I shot this dutch angle photo during a street photography workshop part of the Photo Romania Festival 2016 in Cluj-Napoca. It’s was the very first shot of the day, taken just before another picture that I’ve already blogged about. We were in a zone were road works has just been finished and those freshly painted stripes were just… tempting me, inviting me to do something graphical with them. How to refuse this invite? I’m happy this girl with her flowery coat just stepped in the frame, waiting for the green light to pop in. She was a perfect subject for this photo. The only challenge were the cars passing just in front of us, finding the exact timing was not easy but in the end, we did it!

The processing was fairly straightforward using Adobe Lightroom to turn the photo in black and white with Fujifilm‘s camera profiles. I just needed to raise the contrast between the asphalt and the white painted stripes, and voila!

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EXIFs:

  • Camera:Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • ISO: 320
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2016, all rights reserved

Face to face. Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

A face to face between a man and his flat, metal alter ego. JPEG straight of of the camera, no processing except a little crop!

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EXIFs:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/8.0
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • ISO: 640
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2015, all rights reserved

A building in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, nicknamed as the "Half Moon" because of its shape.

The “Half Moon” is the nickname of an office and residential building in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It is nicknamed this way because of its shape… which is more of a quarter of a moon 🙂 Well… never mind… It is one of the very first shots I did with my Fujifilm X100T and it looks fantastic with the Black & White with red filter setting, giving an awesome fine art architecture look with no effort. I just did a bit of dodge and burn in Adobe Lightroom in order to raise the contrast.

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EXIFs:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • ISO: 2000
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2015, all rights reserved

Stripes

A lot of stripes in this shot… Her clothes, the crosswalk, the walls… A lot of horizontality! This is one of my first shots with my new Fujifilm X100T (review to come soon!), a small camera with great possibilities.

This photo was processed in  Adobe Lightroom, with nothing but a small exposure adjustment and applying Fuji’s Black & White with Green Filter profile. After a few days with the X100T I can say its great strength is the possibility to have very good shots either directly with in camera JPEGs or juste applying the same profile in Lightroom.

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EXIFs:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s
  • ISO: 250
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2015, all rights reserved