Hi guys, took this image last summer during my trip to French Polynesia. I was in Rangiroa, one of the main islands of the Archipelago and the shooting location was about 30 minutes navigation to the other side of the mainland, the place is called Reef Island.
GEAR AND TECHNIQUES
The location is pretty wild and rough, windy and inhabited. The little tree was standing on the rocky shore. The contrast between the land and sky was beautiful.
The shot is one of many handheld shots I took at different heights. My gear consisted of my trustfully Nikon D810 (for a review click here) equipped with Nikkor 14-24mm (for a review of this great lens click here).
The use of the wide-angle lens created the converging effect of the clouds.
The composition is based on the little green tree as central part of the image.
POST PRODUCTION TWEAKS
Few little changes to the images were needed, in particular:
1) increased the contrast in the sky using a gradient filter in Camera Raw
2) +10 on the temperature command
3) High Pass Filter at 3.5
Just started a new YouTube Channel where I will regularly post photoshop tutorials. It would be good if you could pass by and subscribe to support this new initiative.
also, follow me on 500px where I continuously post new images
New Video Tutorial covering the basics pf post production. In this episode a beautiful seascape from the amazing Island of Bora Bora
Just published my first photoshop tutorial “From Flat to Fabulous in Photoshop”, it is a first time ever, as such it covers, at a very high level, topics such as background substitution. The key thing here is to merge two different images making sure the outcome is as natural as possible. In order to get there, techniques such as channel selection, color balance are all covered.
There is more coming, so stay tuned!
just wanted to share with you all the news off being awarded 3rd place to the Fusion Art - 3rd Annual Landscape Art Exhibition.
It goes without saying how delighted I am for reaching this achievement.
The awarded picture was taken last summer in the Antelope Canyon In Arizona. It was a hectic day at the canyon; I remember I had to wait quite a bit to get a clear scene in front of me. Luckily enough the double sunbeams appeared.
Gear: Nikon D810, Nikkor 14-24mm, Manfrotto Tripod, Remote Control.
Here is the link to the winners page
Xmas Time at Grand Central Station. Busy and romantic at the same time.
People were reaching their loved ones to spend together the holiday period.
Slightly Long Exposed.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is a "must be" location for everyone in love with photography and with New York. The view of Lower Manhattan from this spot is exceptional. This picture was taken at sunset, few minutes before blue hour.
A great experience was being there. Thank you, New York!
Hi guys, took this picture back in December last year. I was lucky during my stay in New York as I got only two days of snow as documented by the roofs surrounding the Rockefeller's TOR. Had to book in advance to get the entry ticket at my desired time. The spot I shot from gets very messy during the day, so I had to set up a couple of hours earlier than usually needed. Regardless the cold, no comparison to today status, the time spent over there was breathtaking. Seeing the city changing colors throughout the sunset time is amazing. Technically speaking, I had to struggle with the right camera set up, especially concerning ISO, as the day was windy and the camera shook quite a bit (you cannot bring over TOR any stable tripod / I used my Gorillapod). In any case, I brought home this beautiful picture of NYC that is now showing in my living room. Hope you share my same feelings.
Take care and talk soon.
Beautiful young lion resting during the warm African afternoon. I was close, tried to get closer but all of a sudden he just stared at me and I froze. Location: Tanzania
The Sacra di San Michele, sometimes known as Saint Michael's Abbey, is a religious complex on Mount Pirchiriano, situated on the south side of the Val di Susa overlooking the villages of Avigliana and Chiusa di San Michele, in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy.
This magical place was one of my latest destination for my travel photography discover. Italy is a place full of great locations from this point of view. Sacra di San Michele is not an image often seen in most famous travel photographers portfolios, nevertheless it is extremely fascinating.
It literally develops itself from the vivid rock of the mountain, it also is surrounded by mountains itself and in winter time it is extremely cold and snow white, which makes it difficult to reach the location.
Nikon D810 - Nikkor 14mm-24mm f/2.8
14mm - 1/6 sec - f / 8.0 - ISO 40
Sacra di San Michele, Val Susa, Italy
Right after publishing my before and after version of the "Blue Hour at Lake Maggiore" image, I got many of you very interested in seeing how the pix would look like with a clean foreground (left/bottom corner). So I thought to republish it so that you can see the difference. I would rather prefer the clean foreground version, but hey waiting for your feedback!
Sigma 150-600mm Sport
Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Tripod
Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 Pro Head