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Metelkova

January 9, 2014

Metelkova is somewhere that I’ve been longing to visit for ages and ages; it’s a semi-legalized squat and alternative cultural centre on the site of a former military barracks in Ljubljana. I’d love to spend more time there, but at least I got to see the space! It reminds me so much of my Abrasevic. Such a haven of creativity.
(Actually these disappointing photos are really weakening my resolve to stick with my point and shoot. I know you’ll have tips about how I could have gotten better results. But truly, with this camera, in this light, it wasn’t happening. I really want a new camera! I am thinking mid-level DSLR + 35mm/f2 lens to start with. Thoughts?)

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2014 3:14 pm

    Ludi Slovenci!
    Jesi li se mogla s njima sporazumjeti?

  2. January 9, 2014 7:19 pm

    The blueish light tint is no defect of your camera really. The color temperature near dawn and dust goes up to 7000-7500 kelvin and it is in the blue spectrum. So unless you compensate with an on board program (usually cameras have Average white balance AWB and more sophisticated have more manual choices) or fix them afterwards with a PC program, you will get that kind of photos even with the most expensive cameras. The same goes with Yellowish light (2000-3000) etc. Maybe you are doing something wrong with your point and shoot, or it doesn’t have an AWB compensation. In either case you can fix it easily with the most basic programs out there. Also, our eyes are a bit more flexible and compensate up to a point, but don’t be fooled! Then again, you might have forgotten to change from broad daylight compensation, and this way enhanced by mistake the blueish tint (a trick cinematographers some times use in great effect. Anyway, they are good photos and if you need any help you can send them to me and I can fix them.

    • January 9, 2014 7:50 pm

      The blueish light tint is no defect of your camera really. The color temperature near dawn and DUSK

    • January 13, 2014 6:52 am

      ahh I knew you would have something smart to say! 😀 I was thinking more of the blurriness– only these photos were even semi-okay, but I took so many photos there that were just so blurry and I was sad…

  3. January 10, 2014 4:29 pm

    I agree, the blueish tint is just a matter of adjusting the white balance. I almost always leave it on AWB and then adjust for accuracy in a photo-editing program (this works best if you shoot in raw). I find shooting in poor quality light difficult even with a DSLR. I prefer to go for outdoor shots with good lighting. In low light you need a tripod. In addition to the camera, you need a good photo-editing program–this may solve some of your problems. I was just thinking the other day that I wish I had gotten a better camera with more megapixels (mostly for the artwork that I shoot). See, it’s never-ending…!!!!!

    • January 13, 2014 6:53 am

      yes the tripod is a good point as well…
      although… I got a new camera! Nikon D5200 😀 it arrived today in the mail, I can’t wait to start experimenting!!

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