Bled

Bled

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Hi guys here we are as usual with the appointment of the weekly photo. As you could easily imagine I finished photos to edits ūüôā and thanks to the bad weather and many seasonal illness I have not succeded to shot anything new. This is why today I also propose a photo from my archive of photos taken from the past ūüôā

In this case we are talking about Lake Bled, a magical and beautiful place that I recommend everyone to visit at least once. Lake Bled is located in Slovenia, not far from Lubjiana, it can be reached by car in about an hour and a half from the highway and the whole area offers many other important places to visit and for excursions. I take this photo  in 2013 with my old Camera when I went on the island of the lake by rowing boat (it is one of the attractions of the place)

I hope to find time one day to come back here in Bled again, and take pictures with my new equipment soon!¬†In the meantime I look forward to leaving for my new trip at the end of March, ¬†for the location at the moment I ¬†want to keep it secret … ūüôā

 

WORKFLOW EXPLANATION

This is a single exposure shot, I fixed lights and darks using luminosity masks, with TTS Fast Panel I launched details and dodge and burn to increase details and brighten some part of the frame, specially around the bushes of the island

With a brush with soft light effect I incrased slighly yellows in the sky to give a soft look of drama in the sky. Always using luminosity masks, I increased contrast applying midtones excluing darks to curves layer. If you use my panel you can easily do this selecting  midtones 3 and subtracting by this, a dark layer pressing ALT keyboard and pushing on darks 2. After this if you lauch curves layer you could move only the specific selection of this and add contrast better

Last two passages was to decrease the lights in the sky and add a small vignette to create a dark mood to the image

As hope you will find this information usefull. I love to ear this from you!

 

TECNHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-90

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

Single exposure

ISO: 100 at f/13

Software: Photoshop CC2018

Extensions: TTS Fast Panel

 

 

 


Lights of Darkness

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Giuseppe Sapori - Lights of Darkness

 

Picture taken on my last day of stay in Bled, this is a small service house for the rent of canoes lying on the lake, that evening it was a very unique and creative lighting that was created on this with a great cloudy sky but with many glimmers of light that filtered through the clouds. I created the HDR in Photoshop, edited in Lightroom in 32 bit, then I made changes with the help of luminance mask, and did some work on the color and sharpness.

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/5,6

3 Shots (-2; 0; +2)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop


Lake Path

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Giuseppe Sapori - Lake Path

Lake Bled taken from the jetty in the east side. I say it now, I replaced the original jetty in the image with this one you can see, the original one was not attractive at all, it was too short and flat. The rest of the landscape was pretty but it needed depth that I was able to give the picture thanks to the replacement of the dock. As you can see from the before after I have attached below other major edits were performed on colors and to the water. I made this HDR from three shots, I replaced the dock and worked with hue/saturation to bring him a shade similar to that of the rest of the image. For the rest I uniform all through the masks luminance and contrast.

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/10

3 Shots (-2; 0; +2)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop

 

Before After Image

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Overcast Beauty

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Giuseppe Sapori - Overcast Beauty

It continues the series of my pictures taken during my stay on the enchanting Lake Bled. In addiction on the beauty of composition of elements that this lake has to offer, the sunsets that can be seen in these place is really  among the bests I ever seen. This HDR was taken from the lake in the evening after a shooting day of many photos in the hours before around the lake.

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/11

5 Shots (-1; -2; 0; +2; +1)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop


The way through the sunset

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On my first day in Bled I was so excited to be in this place and to admire the beauty of this lake. So the first day here, I travelled far and wide around the perimeter of the lake with camera and tripod on my shoulder looking for some nice landscape to take.

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Postcard from the Lake

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Giuseppe-Sapori-Lake

View of Bled Castle from the road that runs along the homonymous lake. It’s a great the peace and natural beauty that can be admired in the Bled area, all this area is a peaceful and enchanting natural reserve.¬†I made this HDR in the late afternoon near the small road near the lake, in the evening this place is always frequented by runners, bikers or skateboarders circulating in the area surrounding the lake, luckily for me, while I was placed with my tripod ¬†in the middle of the road no one of them passed. ūüôā

TECHNICAL STUFF

Lens: Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5 (Shot at 45mm)

ISO: 100 at f/13

3 Shots (-2; 0; +2)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop


The Right Place

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After a day in Ljubljana I¬†moved to Bled, a place that for some time I wanted to see and photograph. Lake Bled is one of the most fascinating places I’ve ever seen. I took this picture in the swimming side of the lake, which offers

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