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  1. #1
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    Pictures of The Hague

    Hello everyone,

    Today I went to The Hague to take some pictures. Here are my best pictures of today. The first three are High Dynamic Range pictures, they have been created by blending several pictures with different exposures using Photomatix. The other pictures are regular pictures. All have been taken with the Nikon D50 with the Sigma 10-20 at f/8 with a circular polarizer.

    As always, comments and critique will be very much appreciated.

    I hope you'll enjoy the pictures.

    #1: Binnenhof, the buildings around this square house a part of the government of the Netherlands.

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    #2: Palace Noordeinde, one of the palaces of the royal family

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    #3: Binnenhof from a different angle. The dominant building is the Ridderzaal (knight's hall).

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    #4: Mauritshuis, a museum

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    #5: On the left you can see het Torrentje, the office of the prime minister; on the right again the Mauritshuis.

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    #6: De Hofvijfer

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    #7: Benches on the Binnenhof

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    Last edited by Prospero; 03-09-2007 at 03:44 AM. Reason: Improved the pictures
    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

  2. #2
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    well done !

    Prospero, you have made 'Den Haag' even more beautiful to our eyes thanks to your photography. It's really an awesome place to live (and also take pictures !!). I've been there once, some years ago, when digital picture was not so usual.

    The black frames help the colors to pop out even more. I like that too.

    The sigma at 10mm causes a little distortion but I understand it's part of the art. Congratulations !!
    J N PALMA
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    Prospero, great shots, you'd have to be feeling pleased with yourself on these.
    Kev.

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    Number 2 bothers me. I mean... not taking a number 2. Im cool with that. Yeah, sometimes it gives me problems, but.... I think Ive said too much.

    The non symmetrical alignment of photo 2 bothers me. Maybe it was intentional that you went just off center, but its just feels weird. And for some reason the clouds are going crazy. It didnt happen in any of your other HDR photos, so something is funky with the layers, or something.

    Other than that, I like them. Kinda makes me want to go out and get a 10-20.
    Last edited by VTEC_EATER; 03-08-2007 at 02:38 PM.
    Nikon D300 | MB-D10 | Nikkor 12-24/4 | Nikkor 50/1.8 | Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VRI | Sigma 18-50/2.8 | SB-800 | SB-80DX (x4) | Radiopopper JrX Studio |

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnpalma View Post
    Prospero, you have made 'Den Haag' even more beautiful to our eyes thanks to your photography. It's really an awesome place to live (and also take pictures !!). I've been there once, some years ago, when digital picture was not so usual.

    The black frames help the colors to pop out even more. I like that too.

    The sigma at 10mm causes a little distortion but I understand it's part of the art. Congratulations !!
    Thanks a lot for your reply jnpalma. Den Haag is indeed a great place. I live in a town called Zoetermeer, which is about 20 km away from
    Den Haag. However, despite living so close, this was the first time I have been taking pictures in this city. I'll definitly do that more often, as there are lots of other interesting places there.

    Quote Originally Posted by T06
    Prospero, great shots, you'd have to be feeling pleased with yourself on these.
    Thanks for the compliment, Kev. I really appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by VTEC_EATER
    Number 2 bothers me. I mean... not taking a number 2. Im cool with that. Yeah, sometimes it gives me problems, but.... I think Ive said too much.

    The non symmetrical alignment of photo 2 bothers me. Maybe it was intentional that you went just off center, but its just feels weird. And for some reason the clouds are going crazy. It didnt happen in any of your other HDR photos, so something is funky with the layers, or something.

    Other than that, I like them. Kinda makes me want to go out and get a 10-20.
    Thanks a lot for the feedback, VTEC. The assymetry was definitly not intentional, if I would have done that I would have made it a lot more assymetric. You're right, now that I look at the picture again, it does look a bit weird.

    As of the clouds, the problem occuring here has to do with the clouds moving faster than I can shoot . It also occurs a bit in number 1, though due to the shape of the clouds and less local contrast in the sky it is not as obvious. Perhaps I can fix that a bit more in photoshop.
    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

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    #6 seems out of contrast.

    #7 I can't get over how blurry the red coats are.

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    they are all pretty dang awesome,
    i do not like number 3 sam i am.
    Why you ask? i just dont ima weird one, otherwise those are some keepers!!!
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    Wow, I love #1. Could look at that picture for a long, long time.
    Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Tokina 12-24
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    I guess I'll chime in with my fav. By far it's number 5. Simply amazing. You know by now how much I love your photos.
    Jason

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    A bunch of Nikon stuff!

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    #1. beautiful.
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