Defenceless

Defenceless

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Giuseppe Sapori - Defenceless

I was on the streets of Kalambaka when I saw this dark road leading for the Meteors. The road was very dark, only a few lights in the distance created a bit ‘of light pollution, my personal goal was to portray some few stars. I take for this picture 5 shots (without BKT), one of which is much higher intentionally to bring it back with the exposing to the right and pull out the stars. Suddently a car, probably a resident, has started to switch back and forth a few times. Now, in addition to the curious fact itself, I do not hide that for a moment I thought he was observing me, the fact is that he ruined some shots which I then had to repeat it before. However, the passage of the car allowed me to create an additional element to my photo,  by inserting it in one of my shots to create such an effect full of sky and foreground.

As I said, I made this picture by taking several pictures, I used three of them in Photoshop: 

-The first for the correct exposure of the lawn, road, meteors

-The second ETTR  for the sky, that I worked in Camera Raw to allow the stars of “exit “outside

-The last one with the passage of the car on the road.  I knew his movements 🙂

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 2000 at f/5,6

Three Shots

Software: Photoshop CC

 


Climbing the sunset

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Giuseppe Sapori - Climbing the sunet

Here is another great spot to Meteora, i think this is the best view you can find here, it is located near the monastery Rossanou that is in the middle of the chain of meteors, perfect to have a wide view across the valley and of Kalambaka. I reach this place one hour before the sunset the place is a small pitch on the road that runs through all the meteors, I stopped only a few minutes to make some shots. From this shot you can clearly see Kalambaka, which is the city that lies at the foot of the mountains complex of meteors, in the middle of landscape.

TECHNICAL STUFF

Taken 5 Shots, merged using the merge of Photoshop CC – Merge as HDR Pro, I prefer use manual blend but the image was very very dark so the HDR Pro will give best results.

Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 200 at f/9

5 Shots (-2; -1; 0; +1; +2)

Software: Photoshop CC


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