A New Day

A New Day

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Finally I have again the opportunity to freely go out to photograph and on the first day I decided to go to the most famous spot of my city. It was great to take advantage of the total absence of tourists and people in the area but despite everything to avoid any possible presence of people, I went there for the sunrise

The splendid sunrays of sun that at this time of year are behind the Coliseum were unfortunately covered by clouds but anyway with all the sunrise colours on the sky

Talking about composition I preferred a vertical shot with composition, they are among my favorites, to emphasize the coliseum in the background and a leading compositional line towards the monument


WORKFLOW EXPLANATION

I made the image with the focus stacking technique by shooting the bracketed image for each series of captured images. If you want to know more about this technique that I always use when taking photos like this, I recommend reading this guide

With the resulting expoures I digital blended the images using TTS Pro. With the help of luminosity masks I fixed highlights, shadows and contrasts. After adding details selectively I increased the color vibrance exalting magentas and blue colours

I added orton effect and with the use of dodge and burn I lightened the blacks around the Coliseum. With the glow tool I lightened some highlights in the sky and created soft light bleeding near the sun position. As final step I added a vignette to darken the foreground and to give more prominence to the central scene

As always I hope you will find this usefull! I like to ear this from you!


TECNHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-800

Nikon 14-24 f/2,8 (used at 14mm)

Single Shot

ISO: 100 at f/9

Software: Photoshop CC2020

Plugin: TTS Pro


Traffic Lights

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Colosseum again, from the bridge located in Via degli Annibaldi, a road that leads to Via Cavour. From the bridge you have a good view

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The Heart of Rome

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Giuseppe Sapori - The heart of Rome

I spent very much time in front of the Coliseum to take the time to delete all the tourists that every second passed near the monument.  For this HDR I had to do a lot of work in post production using layer masks to erase all the tourists by using the exposures taken. In spite of everything I am satisfied with the final result but I could go back I would do the same photo during the first day. Indeed surely I will promise to do it  😀

TECHNICAL STUFF

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

ISO: 100 at f/2.8

3  Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop


Blessing of Light

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Taken in the garden of the Church of St. Clemente in Rome. What you see is the facade of the church. It ‘an early Christian church a few minutes walking from the Colosseum.

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