Tuscan Scape


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On the right Mr. Brian(McBrian) of PUG and me on the left. Not a beautiful weather and photo but even in this difficult light it has been possible to perform several captures. I’m not a fan of ND filters…so to “pull out” sky I’ve used a different path. Duplicate background and change blend mode to multiply in the Background Copy Layer. It is a good trick to apply this effect in a soft and uniform way. You can modify amount of effect using opacity slider in the layers panel.To apply effect to sky only I’ve prepared a mask using colour channels(blue channel-Alpha channel)and then I converted channel into e selection using button(icon)at bottom of layers panel.Last I added a mask to layer of interest. This is another good and reliable trick to perform sharp masks without using brushes. To modify mask(feather, size..and so on) use sliders/options living in the mask’s panel.On the far left background between pine trees(skyline)live wineyards of Brunello of Montalcino.Place: between San Quirico d’Orcia and Torrenieri along motor road SS Cassia n°2-Tuscany-Italy. Country road we were on leads to lovely Castle of Cosona and village of Lucignano d’Asso passing through a small and well known area were in the past was played movie “The Patient English”…those frames were the main actor tells his story back to a nursey inside an old ruined church(stil exhists).
Good Luck Brian!!! See you again next year.
07/10/2014 - 07:28GIULIO57
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/40
Aperturef/11
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length18mm

python118

Link Posted 07/10/2014 - 20:22
Nice bit of info and story to it

regards Dave

senn

Link Posted 07/10/2014 - 21:11
lovely moment immortalised here Giulio, .. thanks for sharing it; .. the light is quite OK for me and the view is magnificent as usual with your takes
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Last Edited by senn on 07/10/2014 - 21:12

davidstorm

Link Posted 07/10/2014 - 23:32
It looks great to me Giulio, thanks for sharing the image and the information!

Regards
David
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 07:19
python118 wrote:
Nice bit of info and story to it

regards Dave

THX Dave
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 07:19
senn wrote:
lovely moment immortalised here Giulio, .. thanks for sharing it; .. the light is quite OK for me and the view is magnificent as usual with your takes

THX for your support
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 07:20
davidstorm wrote:
It looks great to me Giulio, thanks for sharing the image and the information!

Regards
David

as always I write...THX David.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 07:53
An intriguing account, Giulio. "The English Patient" is one of my favourite films although the ending is almost too painful to watch. The book is just as good.
A marvellous landscape. I'm very jealous of Brian!
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 08/10/2014 - 07:54

tyronet2000

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 10:48
Like this one Giulio and Thanks for the additional pp info
Regards
Stan

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 13:36
bwlchmawr wrote:
An intriguing account, Giulio. "The English Patient" is one of my favourite films although the ending is almost too painful to watch. The book is just as good.
A marvellous landscape. I'm very jealous of Brian!

Thx Andrew
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 13:36
tyronet2000 wrote:
Like this one Giulio and Thanks for the additional pp info

Thx you Stan
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autumnlight

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 14:16
Nice to see you and what a lovely shot, i like the winding road and the stormy atmosphere, thank you for info too
Kind regards Maria

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/10/2014 - 19:31
autumnlight wrote:
Nice to see you and what a lovely shot, i like the winding road and the stormy atmosphere, thank you for info too

Thx Maria
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pauljay

Link Posted 13/10/2014 - 08:10
An ND filter sounds much quicker! Whatever, it's a nice shot!
Paul.

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 13/10/2014 - 19:36
pauljay wrote:
An ND filter sounds much quicker! Whatever, it's a nice shot!

Thx Paul...and I always appreciate your fine humour
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McBrian

Link Posted 13/10/2014 - 20:44
Apologies for the late reply, some things in life take over when you least expect

Giulio is the perfect host I had a great time touring the valleys and the narrative was great.

Wish we could have spent a bit more time in the valleys, will be continued though.
Cheers
Brian.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 14/10/2014 - 07:20
McBrian wrote:
Apologies for the late reply, some things in life take over when you least expect

Giulio is the perfect host I had a great time touring the valleys and the narrative was great.

Wish we could have spent a bit more time in the valleys, will be continued though.

Thx Brian
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pixelshot

Link Posted 26/10/2014 - 20:00
Nice work and editing nice to learn and share from others Many thanks...Alan

GIULIO57

Link Posted 28/10/2014 - 19:04
pixelshot wrote:
Nice work and editing nice to learn and share from others Many thanks...Alan

Thx a lot.
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