EricCoulombe
EricCoulombe

SOUS-LE-FORT STREET



The memory they'll share, forever maybe...

The memory they'll share, forever maybe...
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AlanC PRO+
 
AlanC December 26, 2014
Wow!, please add this photo to the Christmas Nigh Lights Photo Challenge, thanks! :-)

Cut & paste link: http://www.viewbug.com/challenge/christmas-night-lights-photo-challenge-by-alanc
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 04, 2015
Congratulations on your Award!
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude February 04, 2015
Superb processing! Congrats!
amuschik PRO+
 
amuschik April 25, 2015
Quebec City right? Great photo.
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick April 07, 2016
Great shot.
EricCoulombe
EricCoulombe June 24, 2016
Thank you all!
marcpelletier
 
marcpelletier August 29, 2016
Quebec City, my hometown for several years :)
cindyrandazzo
 
cindyrandazzo September 19, 2016
Magical. I love it

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in the old city, near Place Royale, the square where the city of Quebec started in 1608.
Time
The photo was taken around 9PM, on a weekday. It was the first time I was out with my new Sony A7r camera, that I bought just a few days before. It was a very mild winter evening, around minus 3 celsius, which is rare in late December in Quebec City.
Lighting
I was experimenting with the technique of exposure blending and this shot is a composite of several photos, taken at different exposure settings.
Equipment
Camera: Sony A7r Lens: Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Tripod: OSN OS 364 LA Ballhead: FLM CB-58 FTR No flash used.
Inspiration
Sous-le-fort and Petit Champlain streets are famous for their Christmas decorations during the Holiday season. As the theme of the contest was Holiday Lights, I knew I had to go there to take a beautiful Christmas lights shot. As I was taking the five photos at different exposure, this young tourist couple suddenly appeared and took the pose for their shot. I knew I had to have them in one of mine!
Editing
I did the merge in Photoshop with light masks and then retouched the composite photo for colours and tonal contrast, also in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I used to work with a Sigma SD1 camera and a few Sigma lenses, the 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM being my favorite. This lens is incredibly sharp. Now, I am so impressed with my new Sony that I will soon sell the SD1 and my Sigma lenses to buy a few more lenses for the A7r. The Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA is the only one I have for the time being. The rest of my equipment is listed above.
Feedback
I am too new with this technique to give advice, but you definitely need a tripod to get decent results!

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