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N 32 B 1.0K C 86 E Jun 13, 2008 F Jun 15, 2008
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WINNER of " CONTEST #1 ~ Self-Portrait" in *PIG Awards* Group!!! Thanx everybody!!

shot: luchinz (picasaweb.google.com/luca.romanoni)
model: me
postprocessing: me

Tags:   me myself me myself i eyes luca_eos luca occhi selfportrait self black white b&w bianco nero canon 30d portrait APlusPhoto Fabulous! Cubism On Black BlackDiamond APEX “PigAwards” Magic Moment mywinners

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2012 - Architectural Étude #1 - Berlin, on Black

Dear Flickr friends,

After your really warm welcome on my 2012 tree images, I am uploading two Architectural images.
For those who have seen this on G+, I fine tuned the processing, it looks definitely better now.


I have started a : Facebook Page Have a look and help me growing by sharing and liking it!



They were shot during the splendid Photowalk we had in Berlin last May.

Two fantastic days with special people and some incredible moments I will never forget.


Anyway, I will be leaving in three days, don't know if I will be able to upload something on Monday, so I wish you now the best possible holidays ever.

Wish me some special light!


Details
- CANON 5d Mark II ir, EF 17-40@32, f/6.3, 343 s, ISO 100
- Mirror Lockup, Remote Shutter
- Lee Big Stopper (10 stops ND filter) + ND Pro Glass 0.9 (3 stops ND filter)
- Tripod

The shot
Berlin

The Processing

Photoshop:

- Added many soft light layers to adjust the light;
- Added some custom gradients to equalize the light;
- Added a few curves to improve contrasts;
- Applied Noise Reduction
- Resized for the Web (1200px);
- Applied an Unsharp Mask to slightly improve contrast;
- Smart Sharpen + More accurate (On luminosity 'blending mode', with the sky masked off);
- Framing and Signature.


Take a look at it, LARGE on Black :



@ You all
Comments and faves are always welcome!

Hope you're doing great! I will try to get back to your latest works on the next days

Tags:   architecture 5d2ir luca_eos b&w

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EXPLORED!!! Highest position: 96 on Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dear friends, I REALLY need some serious and honest feedback for this one.

I went far with processing, I have decided to crop it 16:9, chosen very high contrast and dark tones.

I have started experimenting with the presence of people (at the moment Alice) in my landscapes, to give them a more human dimension.
Of course, as you can see here, I tried to create a strong contrast not only in luminosity, but also in motion/steadiness.

I am more and more into long exposures, proabably thanx to my friend Joel Tjintjelaar which I think is one of the coolest 'long motion landscape photographers' here...
THANX a LOT Joel for providing me as much inspiration!
Don't leave without checking its great stream out.

Weekend is coming, can't wait for it to get started!!! Hope to get some nice clouds to shoot.

SINCE I USUALLY CARE ABOUT IT, I DECIDED TO INCLUDE IN MY 'DESCRIPTION MODEL' A NEW ENTRY: "DETAILS";
Inside you will find Camera, Lens used, focal length and aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO setting, filters.
Hope it's gonna be useful!!! (I know most of these details can be seen in the 'more information' tab, but I prefer to put it here.)

Details
- CANON 400d, EF-S 10-22 @ 10mm, f/7.1, 48s, ISO 200.
- B+W ND 110 (10 stops ND filter)
- Tripod

The shot
Shot in Levanto, just a few minutes after sunset.

The Processing

Photoshop:

- Converted to black and white using a Silver EFEX Pro
- Created 5 Overlay layers to adjust light
- Multiplied the sky
- Added a Level layer to improve contrast
- Lightened a little the left part
- Added a Vignette
- Improved microcontrast with Unsharp Mask
- Added Noise and blended with Softlight mode
- Resized
- Sharpened (SS + More Accurate, rocks only)
- Framing and signature.

Take a look at it, LARGE on Black :
Femme avec le Parapluie, on Black


@ You all
Comments, faves and critiques are always welcomed!


My dear friends, I'm really curious to hear your opinions! Spend the best weekend ever!!!

Tags:   long exposure alice parapluie umbrella ombrello mare levanto tramonto mer sea nuages nuvole clouds landscape paesaggio holiday vacation bianco nero black white noir blanc reflections movement dynamics luca_eos canon 400d

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EXPLORED!!! Highest position: 47 on Monday, October 5, 2009

As I promised, another IR capture.

For this one, I chose a stronger processing, to help adding more drama to the scene.


The shot
While I was driving to take some sunset landscapes, those trees really impressed me.

The Processing

Camera Raw

- White balance tuning

Photoshop (one minute processing):

- Switched to LAB mode and applied two curves to improve contrast and tones
- Used color balance tool to improve colors
- Added a slight vignette
- Applied a color photo filter to warm up the tree and the road.
- Resized
- Sharpening (Smart Sharpen + more accurate)
- Framing and signature.

Take a look at it, LARGE on Black :


@ You all
Comments, faves and critiques are always welcomed!


I'm glad you appreciated my first attempt in IR. Hope you're gonna like this one, too.
Spend a beautiful sunday!!!

Tags:   IR infrared Hoya R72 canon 400d luca_eos EF-S 10-22mm landscape tree italy paesaggio albero strada erba infrarosso

N 128 B 2.9K C 115 E Apr 12, 2009 F Apr 24, 2009
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Front Page! Highest position: #19 on Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wishing you all a Splendid Weekend!!!
The next days I'm gonna be with some friends, for their graduation parties. I'm not sure on how much time I'll have for Flickr!


My second NON-HDR upload of this Tuscany set. I merged two exposure in a post-processing Graduated filter.
NO tonemapping. A three minutes processing.


The shot
Sometimes, when you arrive in places like this valley, you just set up your tripod and experience moments of complete
connection with nature. I can't find words to describe such a feeling, it's amazing!

The Processing

Photoshop:

- Opened in Camera Raw to adjust temperature
- Merged the sky from a darker exposure using a graduated mask
- Switched to LAB mode and applied three curves to improve contrast and tones
- Back to RGB, added a vibrance layer to boost up minor tones
- Used color balance tool to improve colors
- Run Neat Image for the sky (it didn't really need that, at ISO 100 noise is almost invisible)
- Resized
- Sharpening (Smart Sharpen + more accurate)
- Framing and signature.

Take a look at it, LARGE on Black :
Now I know how does the heaven look like [Have a Great Weekend!], on Black

@ You all
Comments, faves and critiques are always welcomed!

I'm really proud of this shot. The location helps for sure, but I like the composition, the mood and how I was able to reproduce those great tones the scene was full of.

PLUS, I reduced the post-processing to the minimum, and that is my final goal.
I think I'm moving in the right direction!
Thanx for getting my previous image to the Front Page!!!

Tags:   Alba 12 aprile sunrise alba tuscany toscana italy italia vacation holiday canon 400d luca_eos Photoshop not an HDR valley orange pink


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