Lost in Venice – San Marco

Lost in Venice – San Marco

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I took this photo from Riva degli schiavoni, which is one of my favorite spots in Venice, here it is possible to benefit from a beautiful view on the island San Giorgio. Furthermore, this is an excellent photographic location to shoot away from tourists and people, just not find people staying on the dock taking selfies 🙂

I took this photo even a few years ago with a different shot, I am attaching the post here and here, I changed by going up to the quay this time and proposing a vertical shot

The best result in this spot at my advice is shooting with a long exposure, in order to make the movement of the gondolas particular in the composition and try to keep foreground interesting with the church in the background, an interesting sky will complete the composition very well 🙂


I capture a series of bracketed shot to make a exposure blend that I merged using TTS Pro, I increased details and colors vibrance in the whole frame, also decreased highlights using  luminosity masks applied selectively to the sky

Always using  luminosity masks I fix contrast and all the shadows and highlights in the image. I correct the perspective that was extremely low, using perspective warp in Photoshop I aligned the horizon line with the poles in the background

I increased just a bit the glow of the image using orton effect, fixed the lights around the dock and added a soft vignette to the image

I really hope you will find this usefull, I always love to ear that from you!


Camera: Nikon D-850

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

Three Exposures (-1; 0; +1)

ISO: 100 at f8

Software: Photoshop CC2022

Plugin: TTS Pro 2.0

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