I managed to took some very interesting photos of many historical and iconic places of Italy. But I think the featured photo the best represents Italy, at least from my perspective.
It was very hot afternoon in Venice, far away from popular and busy tourists spots. I stumbled on this tiny cafe Chiodofisso where visitors, all of them Italians, were taking their time having afternoon snacks and sipping coffee. No rush, no hurry just very slow and lazy afternoon. It felt right.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
HDR Photography. Processed in Photomatix
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 3 images to tone map image (-1; 0, +1), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom.
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, contrast, blur
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky area )
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in the middle of the fame.