The famous Ponte dei Sospiri in Venice gives this name because tradition has it that, at the time of the Serenissima, the prisoners, crossing it, sighed in front of the prospect of seeing for the last time the outside world
The bridge is one of the most popular destinations in the lagoon city and that small space that faces the bridge is photographed by thousands of tourists every day, making its way through the crowd is not easy practically at all hours of the day
I made this frame from some bracketing shots handheld, I then used the brightest shots to lighten the areas of shadows inside the canal


As I mentioned above, I used the brightest shots to lighten the shadow areas of the channel, obviously helping me with the luminosity masks applied to the darks. Once this sets done, I corrected the color cast and I applied a warmer filter mixing it with a colder filter
I applied details, dodge and burn and orton effect using my panel. I fixed lights and darks using luminosity masks applied to curves layer, creating the right contrast between sky and buildings
As final step I launched a vignette slightly increasing the light in the central part of the frame
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Camera: Nikon D-800
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)
Three Exposures ( -1; 0 +1)
ISO: 100 at f/5
Software: Photoshop CC2017
Extensions: TTS Fast Panel