Photo Walk 2010 Images

Now that our main PC is back up and running with the full amount of memory (yes, it was RAM that was faulty), we are now back on track! While reviewing our 2010 Lightroom catalog today, I realized that I have not posted any images from the 2010 Worldwide Photo Walk, although I did make a promise to share some pictures. I did not encounter anything great or exciting this year, since I was busy enjoying the company of my friends and other Colorado photographers. The Denver group was super fun and everybody had a blast!

Here are some images that Lola and I took that day:

Photo Walk #1

Lola shot with the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G all day and I switched between Nikon 24mm f/1.4G and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G. The above image was taken with the 24mm f/1.4 – love that bokeh!

Photo Walk #2

View of Denver Downtown:

Photo Walk #3

Shapes by the art museum:

Photo Walk #4

One of the photo walkers wandering around:

Photo Walk #5

Entrance to the civic center building:

Photo Walk #6

This is my buddy David, who I love to death and have known for about 12 years, showing me a cool picture on his Canon DSLR:

Photo Walk #7

Building textures – simple B&W filter in Lightroom.

Photo Walk #8

The 16th Street Mall in Denver Downtown has a bunch of these painted pianos scattered across the mall:

Photo Walk #9

It is cool that anybody can use these pianos, so you occasionally get amateur pianists enjoying the instruments:

Photo Walk #10

And this guy with a big sign that says “Little India Restaurant” gladly agreed to be photographed after drawing our attention with his odd, but cool looks:

Photo Walk #11

Lola is very good at approaching people for photographs, so she asked this young gentleman and he posed for a couple of shots:

Photo Walk #12

Photo Walk #13

And my favorite shot of the day taken by Lola at sunset:

Photo Walk #14

  • SleeplessInKL

    Lovely pics. The nifty fifty just continues to amaze me. And makes me *hope* I get to win the 50mm f/1.4G lens that you guys are giving away ;)

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Mimi, thank you! I will be posting the name of the winner later tonight :)

  • eric

    I always imagined that you were like my father’s age for some reason. You look like maybe my age or little older!

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Eric, hehe, does my writing make me look that old? :) I’m 31 years old, but my hair is what makes me look like I’m 40 :)

      • Eric

        You sounds very mature and professional in your writings. that’s all. :)
        I wish there is some kinda photo walk near me (philadelphia pa). I’m sure there are and I probably don’t even know about it. :)

      • Eric

        Nasim, What kind of a bag do you recommend for D3 and Macbook? I used to have a messenger bag that fit dx SLR and macbook but now, with D3, it’s little too small. although I can fit them but it’s tight.

        • Eric

          I do carry both of them alot. almost everyday even to work time to time.

  • Noreen

    those are amazing shots!!!

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you Noreen!

  • Reportage Photographer

    Those are really great!

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you Sir!

  • Aaron Priest

    Great images! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Glad it was only the memory on your computer and it was easily resolved too. :-)

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you Aaron! Yes, I have been working in the IT industry for a long time and although it has been a while since I built a PC, I knew that there was something wrong with the memory. The latest Intel chipset has some problems with XMP profiles and after trying everything, including setting memory timings manually in BIOS, I quickly realized that there was something wrong with the memory. I even tried re-seating the CPU and the Megahalems heatsink, as suggest on Internet forums and nothing helped. The replacement memory works great and all 12 Gb are working perfectly well, so I’m happy :)

      • Aaron Priest

        I didn’t know you were in IT. I’m amazed how many people in the IT world have an artistic hobby or business on the side, either music or photography. Maybe it’s what keeps the sane ones balanced?! :-P

  • Michael

    Great shots. I like the color quality and saturation a lot in the flower pictures, #2 and the next to the last one of the embroidered flowers on the chain link fence. What color space are you using? Did you use any color enhancement in camera or post? Really beautiful.

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you Michael! I shoot everything in RAW and process images in ProPhotoRGB color space in Photoshop (if I open images in Photoshop). The above images were not processed in Photoshop – I simply exported them out of Lightroom with default import settings. When I export images from Lightroom for web, I always choose sRGB.

      It is very important to keep your monitor calibrated. Before I calibrated my monitors, the images looked over-saturated and I could not figure out why it was happening. Now that I have everything properly calibrated, the colors are coming out more natural. I have an article on monitor calibration, if you are interested.

      I never touch any of the color settings in camera – everything is done in Lightroom/Photoshop. I will be posting my Lightroom settings later this week, in case you are interested in seeing what I use.

  • Mark de Vrij

    Hi Nasim,

    Great images, inspires me to see if there will be a photo walk 2011 somewhere near me. I really like the last image of the young lady in from of the fence with all the flowers and the dude with the little india restaurant sign.
    I hope that one day you manage to convert your friend David to Nikon, I understand he’s probably got quite an investment in Canon glass but it will only get harder for him as time goes on so the sooner he changes the better for him.

    Denver seems to be quite a vibrant city and much larger than I imagined, how many people does the city support? I somehow always imagined it to be a sleepy little mid-US town but it really looks lively.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing the images from what looks like a fun day.


  • gian paolo perusini

    regarding photo walk #1, I think that the red is not really right. I had the same problem, it is sort of blurry, not well detailed. can it be a sensor limitation? I am sure that you did not overexposed. I saw this problem only with red colour. of course, I have a D700… and I like it a lot.

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Gian, to be honest, I have never been a fan of the red color on Nikon cameras…the image is not overexposed and the saturation levels have not been boosted in any way – that’s just how the image came out of the camera.