The Rocky House

The Rocky House

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I love Cilento, a mountainous area in southern Italy located in the province of Salerno that also offers beaches, waterfalls, rivers and characteristic villages. When I return to these areas I never miss the opportunity to take from this location, a house built on the rocks. I enjoyed this spot for many years now and every time I return to these places cannot miss the opportunity to take photos in that place

I made this shot at sunset with my 64 nd filter to capture all the water movements on the rocks, since there was still light high I did not use a value too high the shot is in fact of 30 seconds made with f9 in the direction of sunset



I don’t make a digital blend for this, with the use of luminosity masks I simply fixed the lights and darks to make it more clear and have a image neutral. With  Dodge and burn I made some adjustments on the darker parts of the rocks and the brighter parts of the sky, after this with clone stamp tool I remove some spots and a small boat on the horizon that becomes too blurry. With my panel I launched high details, orton effect to make some glow effect and sharpen

With luminosity masks applied to a cold filter I add some blue colors at the sky. I fixed contrast saving the rocks located below avoiding that become too darks, to make this just remove from a midtone selection the darks selection. As final touch I increased a little more the highlights and created a small vignette to emphatize the sunset

As always I hope you will find this usefull, I’m happy to hear this from you 🙂



Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 18mm)

Single Exposure

ISO: 100 at f/9

Software: Photoshop CC2017

Extensions: TTS Fast Panel


HDR Before/After – The Beginnings

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As I wrote in my previous post The Beginnings The house on the rocks of Villammare for me represents a starting point for the HDR, but this time than the first time i photographed this place, the technique used was different, so I tried the three exposures taken at sunset through the method of 32-bit HDR. The street running through the house on the rocks is a simple road that leads from the main one this place so it is not very busy with people in cars, I still had to wait about ten minutes that the sun is filtering through the clouds to get the ‘effect achieved.


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

ISO: 100 at f/7,1

3 Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop

Discovering the sea

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Back from vacation… for the second time. I start with the post of the Cilento area, characterized by the very particular Gulf of Policastro, characterized by high mountains on the sea

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The Descent

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Giuseppe Sapori - The descent

First pictures of my week spent in the Cilento and in the Policastro’s Gulf. I took this HDR in Villammare, a village a few miles from Sapri, from a cove with descent to the sea on the rocks. Every day, from here you can admire a beautiful sunset, with ever changing colors and beautyful clouds. This will be the first of a long series of posts with pictures in the area. See you soon, stay tuned guys.


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

ISO: 100 at f/8

3 Shots (+2; 0; -2)

Software: Photomatix, Photoshop

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