Intriguing Mood


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Iíve been always afraid to show this work. Too simple, IMHOÖ.but very difficult to take this picture using 400mm APO Sigma and even more crazy to manage it in PP. I gave a go in HDR using five different piccies (same F number and different speed) but I got a flat result. Then I tried an HDR single file tonemapped with two different files a little bit underexposed. Same flatness.
Well I got this uploaded here simply managing in PS a single 2/3 underxposed file. Differrent layers (levels-contrast) so I was able to recover right light on the left single tree, background and green-yellow in foreground. I spent a lot of time a few ya to reach this result but it well worthed to do so.
I didnít want to loose that light at moment of shooting but editing has been very heavy. Hope you like it: not a masterpiece but sometimes simple subjects embedded by intriguing light give back right mood. Iím sure that digital allowed me to get this goal. Difficult, perhaps, using a film or a slidechrome.
Place: close to lake Trasimeno, Italy. Lens: 400 mm Sigma APO manual focusing.
07/08/2020 - 17:06GIULIO57
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/80
Aperturef/20.0
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal LengthN/A

go4IT

Link Posted 07/08/2020 - 18:20
The yellow/green horizontal strip with its solitary illuminated tree achieves an almost 3-D effect, which is pleasing. And of course the near-straight lines of it contrast well with the background trees. Love the simplicity. Like.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/08/2020 - 10:11
go4IT wrote:
The yellow/green horizontal strip with its solitary illuminated tree achieves an almost 3-D effect, which is pleasing. And of course the near-straight lines of it contrast well with the background trees. Love the simplicity. Like.

Thank you very much
PPG
Link Posted 08/08/2020 - 12:12
Great shot using both colour and texture to create bands of interest while still presented with a main subject. Happy to look at this image and see no reason why you should be afraid to share it. Lovely shot ☺️
Last Edited by Fishbones on 08/08/2020 - 12:14

GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/08/2020 - 14:21
Fishbones wrote:
Great shot using both colour and texture to create bands of interest while still presented with a main subject. Happy to look at this image and see no reason why you should be afraid to share it. Lovely shot ☺️

Thank you so much. I'm glad
PPG

Toni60

Link Posted 08/08/2020 - 18:15
Simple and wonderful, fantastic colors. Liked.
Toni

GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/08/2020 - 19:30
Toni60 wrote:
Simple and wonderful, fantastic colors. Liked.

Thank you very much and thank again for your tip about Samyang 8mm. A friend of mine, living in Turin, is a photoprof and used samyang 8mm for many years with great satisfaction. He wrote me that this lens is very soft and smooth at F 3.5. Quality increases at 5.6-8-(11). Very bad (fringe) at F16. He used an adhesive tape to stop focusing ring at 0.5meters. Setting F5.6 or F8 everything was in focus from 30cm up to far infinite (hyperfocal). I read a few issues on PUG forum and saw a few pictures here (great quality) taken with samyang 8 mm. Till now I don't know what to think. I still hope this lens is in good health....but I must test it deeply.
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tommyt

Link Posted 09/08/2020 - 00:33
Thought this was yours from the thumbnail shot Giulio. The yellow strip breaks the greens just right, great composition and simple subject as you said but processed very well in my opinion...Liked.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 09/08/2020 - 06:32
tommyt wrote:
Thought this was yours from the thumbnail shot Giulio. The yellow strip breaks the greens just right, great composition and simple subject as you said but processed very well in my opinion...Liked.

Thank you!!!
PPG

pauljay

Link Posted 13/08/2020 - 13:11
It's the simplicity of your landscapes Giulio that make them so appealing!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 15/08/2020 - 15:56
pauljay wrote:
It's the simplicity of your landscapes Giulio that make them so appealing!

Thank You so much
PPG
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