View of Porta Nuova in Milan, I made this photo from a series of shots taken during the last hours of light until sundown. Porta Nuova is a great place for cityscapes and to take light trails, during my shot. To realize this frame I blended a series of exposures, starting from the golden hour to better exploit the best light up to the evening dark where I added the light trails taken later
I blended the base shot (for the sky) from 3 exposures as obtaining a final frame, than I added 3 more shots with light trails that I blended with the previous blend. To add light trails on the other exposure just change the blending mode to lighten.
I launched dodge and burn to fix lights and shadows around the lights areas and buildings, I fixed color cast and I make some tone adjustmets using color lookup filters adding a 16% of “futuristic bleak”I increased details and launched luminosity masks with TTS Fast Panel to make some adjustments to the shadows and into the higlights, always with midtones of luminosity masks I incresed contrast in the frame.
After the apply of a small vignette, I made the ultimate adjustments to the picture using levels. Hope you will find this usefull. For anything write to me, I’m always happy to hear it on you!
Camera: Nikon D-800
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)
Three Exposures (-1; 0; +1) + Light trails blend
ISO: 100 at f/9
Software: Photoshop CC2017
Extensions: TTS Fast Panel