Grey sky, grey sea, grey structure

There is an interesting structure in Oslo harbour, but on a grey day I am not sure I got the best out of it:

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Hello, interesting indeed!

Everything is grey as you said, so perfect for a b&w rendition. Here’s mine, made in ART. Btw, those spots on the left side of the image, are those on your sensor?

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Let’s try something different

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At play…

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Yes, the marks were there or some pictures, but not on others. I couldn’t isolate it to a particular lens or filter. It turned out to be a stray piece of fluff in the cavity, with the mirror occasionally kicking it onto the sensor.

A little information about this sculpture “She Lies”:

website artist:


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For a bit of fun I thought I would see what the diffuse or sharpen module’s preset for watercolor would do. I changed the blending mask to multiple. Interesting effect.
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We could of course brighten that a bit if desired using an RGB curve at the end of the pipeline.

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Thanks for posting
darktable 4.4.2

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I recognised those spots, as I had them on my old Nikon D40 as well. They were permanent though, so visible on all photos. I cleaned the sensor with a LensPen, cheap and efficient. Do those spots in your D850 disappear in one way or another? ?

I have a Dust Patrol cleaning kit. I blew out the fluff and did a wet clean of the sensor. Everything seems OK now.

this is how my monkey sees it, sorry …

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Two versions of the game


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