Since I woke up almost always before dawn during my trip to Japan, I took the opportunity to take some shots even in the streets bordering the main points of interest of Kyoto. This street that in the evening is full of life and locals, in the early morning is a very quiet street and in my opinion enjoys one of the most beautiful views of Kyoto
I stayed here doing some shots waiting for the opening of the Kiyomizu-dera temple that is nearby, I made several shots in the hope that someone would pass in typical clothes in the early morning, but I was not so lucky 🙂
I blended my exposures into one image, first thing was to fix the lights on th lamps using luminosity masks. After this I increased details and I applied dodge and burn over the darker areas of the image
I increased the blue tones of the image using my panel with the use of the cold highlights and cold shadows filters that apply selectively a cold filter to highlights and shadows. After a soft dark orton effect, after a slightly increased the shadows and I added more glow to the lamps over the lights
The last passage was to increase the dark mood with a small vignette.
I hope you will find this usefull. I’m always happy to ear this from you!
Camera: Nikon D-800
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8
ISO: 100 at f/10
Software: Photoshop CC2019
Plugin: TTS Pro