Forum Magnum

Forum Magnum

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Giuseppe Sapori - Forum Magnum

For my opinion this is one of the top spots in Rome to take photos, the location is easy to find and what you see from here is the typical view of Roman Imperial Forum

I did this photo at the first sunset lights with 5 bracketed shots, the light coming from the bottom of the forum was very high and dimmed the foreground. For this kind of takes I also use a high d-lighting on my camera,  why it provides a valid in-shot contribution and allows to have a clearer picture on the shadow areas

 

WORKFLOW EXPLANATION

I blended all selected exposures with luminosity masks, starting from the darken to the brightest image. I added contrast using darks2 curves and details plus sharpening in the whole frame. I used dodge and burn to lighten some darker part of the foreground and lighten some other too brights long the sunrays

After some correction of color cast, I increased sunset colors using a warm filter. I remove some noise visible on the foreground, and fixed light and darks as the final touch using luminosity mask  applied to curves

 

TECNHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 17mm)

Five Exposures (-2; -1; 0; +1; +2)

ISO: 100 at f/9

Software: Photoshop CC2017

Extensions: TTS Fast Panel


The Path of Glory

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St. Angelo bridge shot taken from the banks of the Tevere river, this is a picture I took several times and is one spot that I like very much, in fact, this area is easy to find, a good point without the thousands of tourists who are in any other spot of Rome. This time I chose a time of golden hour on enough enlightened, I also benefited from good reflexes on the river and a shoal inside, rarely seen in the winter months. I would lower this to keep me with the shot but there were too many weeds at the base of the river, in fact some of them you can see the bottom :)

WORKFLOW EXPLANATION

I blended the shots togheder, discarding the most overexposed exposure. With luminosity masks, I make some adjustments to the frame adding more contrast with darks and midtones masks. Using Fast Panel I increased details, applied orton effect decreasing opacity around 8% and applying dodge and burn to lighten some parts of the bridge and darken the castle. With hue/saturation I adjust the yellows and make some color adjustments.

I also used camera raw to increase selectively clarity around bridge, reflection and shoal. As final I applied a small vignette selectively removing darks in the highlights as to increase darkness and contrasts only in the foreground, because otherwise, the sky would take a dark blue variant that would be surreal. I hope you find this information useful, are always welcome your opinions on how you’d worked this photo

TECNHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-800

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

Five Exposures (-3; -2; -1; 0; +1; +2; +3)

ISO: 100 at f/11

Software: Photoshop CC2017

Extensions: TTS Fast Panel


Doria Pamphilj

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The interior of the hall of the beautiful Doria Pamphilj palace, located in the center of Rome. The families who lived in this palace boasted one of the finest collections of works of the last century, many rooms as well as this corridor, are fully carpeted with paintings on the walls.

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Affected by the Light

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Giuseppe Sapori - Affected by the light

I took this HDR while walking to the center of Rome casually, this church located not far from the famous Teatro Marcello, the church name is Santa Maria in Portico in Campitelli and it is a very old church dating back to 1600. Inside undoubtedly affects the altar with a depiction of a Marian icon and the top features of the rosettes that characterize the main lighting of the church.

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 100 at f/6,3

5  Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop


Lights Dreamer

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I took this HDR at Teatro Marcello, a theater of ancient Rome, very nice preserved. I took up position along the street outside the theater with my Manfrotto resting on one of the walls that

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The Heart of Rome

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Giuseppe Sapori - The heart of Rome

I spent very much time in front of the Coliseum to take the time to delete all the tourists that every second passed near the monument.  For this HDR I had to do a lot of work in post production using layer masks to erase all the tourists by using the exposures taken. In spite of everything I am satisfied with the final result but I could go back I would do the same photo during the first day. Indeed surely I will promise to do it  😀

TECHNICAL STUFF

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 100 at f/2.8

3  Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop


Forward Trip

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Via Casilina, the railway that leads the center to the perifery of Rome. The whole area of casilina is crossed by tracks and infrastructure,

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The city you don't know

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The city of Rome has a historical and artistic heritage unique in the world. In the past, the need to modernize the city’s infrastructure, however,

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Road Along the Ancient

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Via Appia Antica in Rome, characterized by the pavement like the one you see,  is one of the most fascinating ancient places in Rome to visit. It is not a very popular tourist destination

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A New Awakening

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View of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul from the steps in front of the church, located in EUR district in Rome.

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