Udo's Photo Galleries

Landscape & Travel Pictures from Various Countries


All images in the 2004 - 2007 galleries were photographed with a Nikon D70. All images, except those taken in low light situations, were taken with an AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70 mm f/3.5-4.5. Low light images were taken with a Nikon 50mm F/1.8.

Images in the 2008 - 2010 galleries were photographed with a Nikon D300. Most images were taken with a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD, some with a Sigma 50-150 mm f/2.8 EX HSM DC or a Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 PRO DX.

All images in the 2004 - 2005, galleries were taken by hand-holding the camera. On occasion, I used my camera shoulder bag as a bean bag to support the camera, or I rested the camera on a fence post, tree trunk, lamp post, or building.

Images in the 2006 - 2010 galleries were taken with a Feisol three-section carbon-fibre tripod topped with a ACRATECH Ultimate Ball-head, except where the use of tripods was not allowed.

All Images were shot in RAW only format, and converted with Adobe Camera Raw. Over the years, Adobe Camera Raw has improved to such an extent that about nine out of every ten images in the 2009 and 2010 galleries did not need additional editing in Photoshop, other than batch cropping and scaling for various image uses. Noise reduction, when needed, was done with the Noise Ninja plug-in for Photoshop .

I currently use Photoshop CS5 on a Macintosh MacPro computer with an Apple 23" Cinema display, which is regularly calibrated with a Spyder 3 colour calibrator.

Nowadays, I seldom print pictures. I find that good monitors and HDTV's shows off images much better. To be able to show images, which were saved in photo editors, on HDTV's or electronic picture frames, the images will have to be converted back into DCF compliance. For more information on the HDTV Converter, which does this trick, click the VAVsoft link at the bottom of this page.

All images copyrighted ©Udo

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