Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

nikon1-2, originally uploaded by gugs.
A simple picture to start 2012. Shot with the Nikon J1 Hybrid camera, with a 50 1.8 AFS lens on the FT1 adapter.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


moma-5-pola, originally uploaded by gugs.

A Nikon D7000+28-300VR shot in Manhattan, NYC, cropped and post-processed with the Poladroid tool to give that old Polaroid look.

Monday, November 7, 2011


horta, originally uploaded by gugs.

This picture has been taken with a Canon S95 P&S camera at the Horta House, located in Brussels, Belgium. The post processing has been done on an iPad, the picture has then been up-res'd in Photoshop. Here is the result. I found the old look a perfect fit for this kind of subject.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Osawa lens

BE7_4837, originally uploaded by gugs.
A strange find in an old shop: a manual 28-80mm zoom with Nikon F-Mount, manual focus, still usable on a number of modern camera bodies like the D7000 and most professional and prosumer cameras (D3, D300...). IQ is good, but not exceptional compared to recent designs. The Osawa brand is not well known (they seem to have filed for bankruptcy in the eighties)

For more information about Osawa lenses, have a look at the photography wiki:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cloudy pano.

PeiseyPano1, originally uploaded by gugs.

Cloud effects in the Alps. A combination of seven shots using a Nikon D7000. Processed using Hugins on a MacBook Pro.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A wonderful 35mm lens

BE7_4194, originally uploaded by gugs.

This lens is a hidden gem. Manufactured by Samyang, the Korean manufacturer (sold under the name Rokinon in the US), this lens is a manual focus lens delivering amazing pictures and excellent corner to corner sharpness even fully open (1.4). A remarkable performance for the price.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


nyc-63, originally uploaded by gugs.

This is a simple pic shot with a Nikon D7000 in NYC (Chinatown) and post-processed with a tool called Flare on a Macbook, to give that old photo look. I also did some cross color processing to alter the colors in this one.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Objects, originally uploaded by gugs.

An interesting mood... a composition found during a family visit. I like the effect in the dark. The technicalities: Nikon D7000 DX body with the Tamron 17-50 2.8 lens, the result has been converted with Lightroom 3.4 (BW conversion and curve adjustment to enhance contrast and clarity)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Blue mountains

australia-362, originally uploaded by gugs.

A very classical view of the "three sisters" in the Blue Mountains, West of Sydney. Shot with the 28-300VR lens on the Nikon D3 camera.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Seasonal greetings

DSC_0109, originally uploaded by gugs.

Happy new year to everybody !

A neighbor, on the local frozen lake, shot with a 70-300VR on the Nikon D7000.