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  1. #1
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    Prospero's Travels

    Hello everyone,

    It has been a long time since I have posted any pictures on these forums. I've been really busy with my studies, which has left me with very little time to post on these forums. I have kept on reading the forums, however, and am happy to see there are still regular posts here. It's great that Jeff has decided to keep these forums open, despite closing down DCRP.

    While I was away from these forums, I did get the chance to travel quite a lot, and have taken lots of pictures from all over Europe (and some in New York). As suggested by George (D70fan) in the thread about AI-S lenses, I have therefore started this thread to show you some of the travel pictures I have taken over the last few years.

    It's going to be a rather long thread, starting with pictures from 2011 and ending when I reach my most recent pictures (or whenever you all get bored with it, whichever happens first ).

    I'll start the thread where I left off, with some pictures of Paris. I think I already posted one or two in the POTD thread, but most should be new. After this, there will be only new pictures.

    # 01: The Notre Dame at sunset. This was a blend of two pictures, combined manually in Photoshop (without HDR software). I generally prefer this technique nowadays, since it is easier to get realistic results than when using Photomatix.

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    #02: The Eiffel Tower by day. Of the pictures I took in Paris, this is not my favourite by a long shot, but somehow it seems to be doing best commercially. A slightly tighter crop of this picture paid for most of the trip .

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    #03: The golden Dome of Hotel des Invalides.

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    #04: Interior of the church of Hotel des Invalides, showing the coffin of Napoleon.

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    #05: The church of Sacre Coeur.

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    #06: The Eiffel Tower by night.

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    #07: Saint Chapelle in Paris. This one is an HDR made using Photomatix.

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    #08: The courtyard of the Royal Palace near the Louvre.

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    Last edited by Prospero; 08-04-2013 at 04:27 PM.
    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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    #09: The pyramid of the Louvre

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    #10: Versailles

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    #11: Opera of Paris by Night

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    #12: Moulin Rouge

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    That's it for today, I'll add some more images soon.
    Last edited by Prospero; 08-06-2013 at 03:03 PM.
    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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    Paris is one of my favorite towns. Wish I had more time there, not in meetings. Great stuff. Keep it comin'.

    Looking forward to upcoming venues.
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    Thanks for sharing you holiday images. I'm still awestruck that you can basically pay for your holidays through selling stock images, it's very impressive and inspiring.
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    Ooops! I think you have #9 and #11 reversed.
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    England

    Thanks for the replies, George and DPR!
    #11 and #9 are indeed reversed, I'll correct it . It turns out the forum uploader changes the order of the files.

    Thanks for sharing you holiday images. I'm still awestruck that you can basically pay for your holidays through selling stock images, it's very impressive and inspiring.
    My trips to Paris and Rome were the only ones that I managed to make a profit on. Most of my vacations still cost me more than I can earn with the pictures. Still, it's a very nice discount on all my vacations .

    I gotta admit that part of the reason why I made a nice profit on Paris was that the trip didn't cost all that much. I took a cheap bus to Paris, stayed in a shared room in a hostel and didn't have to pay anything for the museums (they were free if you are under 25 and a EU citizen). I think my biggest expense were the drinks I bought when going out in Paris .

    Here are some pictures of the next trip I went on. I took these while staying in England for a weekend:

    #13: Canterbury Cathedral

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    #14: Albino peacock in the gardens of Leeds castle

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    #15: Leeds Castle

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    #16: Leeds Castle

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    #17: Brighton Pier

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    #18: Royal Pavilion in Brighton

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    #19: Panorama of Dover harbour

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    Last edited by Prospero; 09-13-2013 at 05:13 PM.
    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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    Love the artist at Sacre Coeur shot.

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    I don't believe those are really in England; too much sun and blue sky;-)

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    Photoshop... (JK?) I have seen the sun once or twice up in Yorkshire. Like here (Central California Coast) in the summer, the sun is a fleeting thing.
    Last edited by D70FAN; 08-07-2013 at 09:32 AM.
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    Thanks for the replies. I guess we were pretty lucky with the weather. Although the skies may have become slightly bluer in photoshop, it was pretty sunny and warm all weekend. It was much better than when I went to England the year before. Although there were some blue skies, it was also very cold - we actually got a coating of ice on the tents .

    The next vacation I went on was the summer vacation. That year, with a group of friends we went on a long roadtrip to visit most countries on the Baltic sea. It was quite a lot driving, approximately 6200 km, but we did get to see a lot of great places. Below you'll find a map giving an overview of the route we followed.

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    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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