Esch – European Capital of Culture

Yesterday, I went to Esch-sur-Alzette, a city of 36.000 inhabitants in Luxembourg, that along with Kaunas and Novi Sad is one of the three Capitals of European Culture 2022. Sadly, it was a very gray and dull day. On the other hand, in a way it fit pretty well with this industrial steel and mining town that underwent a severe structural change in the past decades.

The images shown here were taken on Fuji Instax film with a Lomo camera.

Of course, I took lots of other images with my usual Sony equipment, too.

Frankfurt in neural Colors

As the partial lockdown in Germany due to the coronavirus and the release of Photoshop’s new neural filter “colorize” almost coincided, I had time to try and see what the filter can do. Here is an example of a color photo of Frankfurt taken just after nightfall. The original is shown at right above, the de-colorized version below, done in Photoshop. The neural filter then created a new version of the b-w picture adding computer-generated colors. See for yourself and let me know what you think.