The Rocky House

The Rocky House

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I love Cilento, a mountainous area in southern Italy located in the province of Salerno that also offers beaches, waterfalls, rivers and characteristic villages. When I return to these areas I never miss the opportunity to take from this location, a house built on the rocks. I enjoyed this spot for many years now and every time I return to these places cannot miss the opportunity to take photos in that place

I made this shot at sunset with my 64 nd filter to capture all the water movements on the rocks, since there was still light high I did not use a value too high the shot is in fact of 30 seconds made with f9 in the direction of sunset

 

WORKFLOW EXPLANATION

I don’t make a digital blend for this, with the use of luminosity masks I simply fixed the lights and darks to make it more clear and have a image neutral. With  Dodge and burn I made some adjustments on the darker parts of the rocks and the brighter parts of the sky, after this with clone stamp tool I remove some spots and a small boat on the horizon that becomes too blurry. With my panel I launched high details, orton effect to make some glow effect and sharpen

With luminosity masks applied to a cold filter I add some blue colors at the sky. I fixed contrast saving the rocks located below avoiding that become too darks, to make this just remove from a midtone selection the darks selection. As final touch I increased a little more the highlights and created a small vignette to emphatize the sunset

As always I hope you will find this usefull, I’m happy to hear this from you 🙂

 

TECNHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 18mm)

Single Exposure

ISO: 100 at f/9

Software: Photoshop CC2017

Extensions: TTS Fast Panel

 


Coloured Fantasy

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Giuseppe Sapori - Coloured Fantasy

Cilento is a beautiful place in the south of Salerno, every year, during the summer holidays, I decided to spend a few days around here to visit some my parents, and to take some pictures. The view of the mountains to the sea is the feature of this place, this is  Read more...among one of the most famous Cilento’s location to take panoramas landscape. To make this picture, I went in a place not far from the house of my parents called Villammare. Before entering the village there is a small street where you can admire the landscape in all its splendor and a little later, the stairs that lead down to the beach, where at a certain hour of sunset is no longer anyone,  only some fishermans. This was taken from the steps taking all exposures by hand (there was no room on the stairs to keep the tripod) 😀

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/5

Three Exposures (-1; 0; +1)

Software: Photoshop CC


HDR Before/After – The Descent

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Sometimes after trying so many methods of editing HDR you have to surrender to the fact that for some images Photomatix remains without a doubt the best software to work a HDR.This photo is proof of what I say, I tried to work this in different ways, but Photomatix is definitely the software that made this picture in a better way. I took a series of exposures in Villammare, a small city near Sapri in Cilento, from a descent leading down to the beach where there are those rocks that are seen in the foreground. Edited the image in Photomatix as I said the rest has been a shift in color and detail enhancement with Photoshop using a selective removal of the noise.

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/8

3 Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Photomatix, Photoshop


HDR Before/After – The Beginnings

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As I wrote in my previous post The Beginnings The house on the rocks of Villammare for me represents a starting point for the HDR, but this time than the first time i photographed this place, the technique used was different, so I tried the three exposures taken at sunset through the method of 32-bit HDR. The street running through the house on the rocks is a simple road that leads from the main one this place so it is not very busy with people in cars, I still had to wait about ten minutes that the sun is filtering through the clouds to get the ‘effect achieved.

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/7,1

3 Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop


The house on the Rocks

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Giuseppe Sapori - The house on the rocks

On the background the beautiful house on the rocks in Villammare, photographed on the beach during the sunset. This picture is a pure representation of a blending between a HDR made with Photomatix  and one 32-bit Lightroom made. After the blending through Photomatix, I treated the same image in 32-bit mode and I used layer masks to convey the effects of a photo inside the other. In fact, the rocks in the foreground were masked using the 32-bit effect since I do not particularly like the effect of “glamor” that Photomatix left on the rocks. In the water instead you can see the difference given by the soft colors of Photomatix. What do you think guys?

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/9

3 Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop


Discovering the sea

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Back from vacation… for the second time. I start with the post of the Cilento area, characterized by the very particular Gulf of Policastro, characterized by high mountains on the sea

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The Descent

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Giuseppe Sapori - The descent

First pictures of my week spent in the Cilento and in the Policastro’s Gulf. I took this HDR in Villammare, a village a few miles from Sapri, from a cove with descent to the sea on the rocks. Every day, from here you can admire a beautiful sunset, with ever changing colors and beautyful clouds. This will be the first of a long series of posts with pictures in the area. See you soon, stay tuned guys.

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/8

3 Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Photomatix, Photoshop


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