This photo dates back to last week where I decided to go here to do some test shots with some equipment I recently received, to test the products. The fact is that probably that was the windiest and coldest day of the year and on that bridge to photograph I literally froze 🙂
But finally we come to talk about the photo, for the first time I shot this part of Rome with a medium-distance lens my sigma 24-70 for the occasion mounted on my camera between the bars at the bottom of the bridge. Usually I took this picture with a wide angle, this is the first time that the first time I take a closer shot and I must say that I prefer to a wider view. The first floor on this part of the city is very fascinating for me
I start as usually blendind the images using luminosity masks, obtained the base shot I used clon stamp tool to remove some dust spot and some other little unwanted element in the picture. Using TTS Fast Panel I launched high details effect to increase all the details in the picture, removing the effect on the water flow in the foreground.
Always using my panel and with the use of luminosity masks I applied contrast to the curves on midtones and darks to create a specific contrast per area. With orton effect I created a soft look of glow in the frame. Using a cold filter I increased the blue hour colors in the sky applying at the same time a warm filter to mediate the effect, I also used dodge and burn effect around the Tevere bridges and the lightings of the city, to decrease/increase luminosity selectively, in particular some points like the tree and other dark parts were very difficult to lighten even using darks luminosity masks
I always hope you will find this usefull. I’m happy to ear it from you!
Camera: Nikon D-800
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2,8 (Shot at 70mm)
Five Shots (-2; -1; 0; +1 +2)
ISO: 100 at f/8
Software: Photoshop CC2018