Second image from Takayama village in Japan, I took this second picture a few minutes after that of my previous post going to photograph the bridge in his front view, the image so quiet in the village at sunset illuminated by these yellow lanterns was a very impressive element for me.
Even the contrast between the yellow lights and the blue twilight has greatly attracted my curiosity, I love the blue hour for these reasons. I captured this image with a very low light, so at ISO 100 the shutter speed was 30 seconds
This is a single shot, so this time no blending was done for this picture. Anyway I always used luminosity masks to fix the lights in the sky, over the lanterns and set the right contrast. I set the proportions and slightly straightened the photo, with the clone stamp I removed a spot at the top
With the glow tool I made some lights adjustments on the bridge to increase the light and give more warm over the area under the lanters. I gave a soft orton effect and I added a warm filter to the foreground to give more the impression of lighting coming from the lanterns. I raised up the shadows with luminosity masks and as a last touch I created a small vignette to increase the sense of darkness
I hope you will find this usefull. I like to ear this from you!
Camera: Nikon D-800
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)
Single shot for 30′
ISO: 100 at f/10
Software: Photoshop CC2018
Plugin: TTS Pro