During my days in Athens of course I visited the Acropolis and all its beauties. Historical place of immense artistic value, is a visit you can not miss in the Greek capital. Over the artistic values of the place, for me the best spot to photograph Acropolis is on the outward. So I did, after studying a bit ‘of places with views of the Acropolis in the end I opted for a large rock where you can safely go up with the stairs and offers a panoramic view of the Acropolis. This time I decide for a sunrise, so I arrived around them one hour before to avoid to find someone to occupy the best spots … you never know. 🙂 I made some shots in the various moments of the time I stay there until a full colofull light
The whole series of shots taken has allowed me to work on a series of exposures in the various moments of the time. In this way I was able to take the Acropolis lights in times of darkness to the most interesting sky light peeking from the Acropolis. Even if I took all my photos in bracketing mode, I selected only the best shots of the series that I take to put them as layers in Photoshop. Having a quite balanced exposure between them have not done much use of luminance masks, I used them only in part of the area of the sky to control exposure. I opened Camera Raw to fix, highlight contrast, exposure, and shadows.
I had to erase between the trees 3 big silos that were seen at the base of the Acropolis, I deleted them using this technique… They was very big and ugly to look. I applied a slight blur on the street lamps light to avoid over-exposed effect and increased details to the entire photo using high frequency separation method.
Camera: Nikon D-800
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)
Five Exposures (-2; -1; 0; +1; +2)
ISO: 100 at f/7,1
Software: Photoshop CC2015.5