Rome Urbs

Rome Urbs

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Giuseppe Sapori - Rome Urbe

View of St. Peter Basilica by Sant’Angelo bridge. For me this is one of the top spots location in Rome to photograph. All of Castel Sant’Angelo area in general is one of my favorites of my city, the reflections which at sunset are located along the Tiber River, the last lights of the sky before sunset and the first lights of the city. I take 5 bracketed shots with tripod on the large handrail of the bridge during the blue hour


I blended the exposures with luminosity masks, I used midtones mask to create some contrasts after the blend. I applied dodge and burn tool over the bridge to give more light on it and to darken more the sky. With the help of hue/saturation tool I decreased the yellows over the lights and make some color corrections in the image (increased blues).

I increased some details and sharpness in the whole frame using TTS Fast Panel, also applied a little Orton Effect. As final I adjust the highlighs and contrast again using luminosity masks applied to curves. It was a fast and easy edit in this photo, I hope that you find this useful, and you and what would you have done? Write it, I always love to hear from it from you


Camera: Nikon D-800

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

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

ISO: 100 at f/11

Software: Photoshop CC2017

Extensions: TTS Fast Panel

The Path of Angels

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Picture from the slums of the Tevere at  Sant’Angelo bridge, with its castle. The bridge of Sant’Angelo does not need any introduction, every time I shoot in my city is one of my favorite photo destinations. 😀  The final result is a series of bracketing expoures obtained from seven long ones, I wanted to capture as much as possible from the sky that threatened rain and I did 🙂

Exposures were processed with Photoshop CC through the layer stacking (not all used) and the use of luminance masks, starting from the image darker and going slowly to lighten the rest of the photos with other exposures.


Camera: Nikon D-800

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

ISO: 100 at f/7,1

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

Software: Photoshop CC

The way of angels

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Return to photograph my city, this is my favorite bridge of Rome, it is one of the is the most characteristic and charming with Castel Sant’Angelo at the end of the pass. On the bridge all those statues you see are angels

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The Wings of Destiny

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Giuseppe Sapori - The wings of Destiny

The passage on the Tevere leading to Castel Sant’Angelo. This is one of the most central places of interest or Rome, I have to admit it was really hard to wait a few moments of tranquility due to the continuous passage of people on the scene. I made extensive use of layer masks to delete people as they pass by using other exposures. I have made three shots to create this HDR that I merged with other exposures.


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

ISO: 100 at f/2.8

Three Shots (-1;0+1)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop

Autumn on the River

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Giuseppe Sapori - Autumn on the river

Image of Tiberina island on the Tevere river after one week from the raise of the  water level. In the central area you can still see some traces of sewage sludge.
I took this HDR placing my camera on a small tripod on the railing that overlooks the river. HDR made from 3 exposures (+2, 0, -2). I used the shot underexposed exposure to remove some overexposed areas of the image, then using filter gaussian blur I smooth the water to increase the effect.

The Golden Arches

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I took this picture under one of the bridges of the Tevere river. Although the possibility of taking this picture with the help of a tripod, for practical reasons I decided to shoot it handheld since I had nice lighting conditions.

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Castel Sant'Angelo

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HDR image of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome. It ‘a very ancient roman castle, in the five hundred century it was also used as a prison, now Castel Sant’Angelo is a very important tourist destination.

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