Getting Lost in Italy – Via Degli Artisti (Trieste)

When I visited Italy few years back I stayed in Trieste for 10 days. Via Degli Artisti became my
favorite and most visited street in the city. Let me explain. I drove tiny rental car with no GPS and I had no data plan on my iPhone. I had to navigate in Trieste old fashion way using maps and reading street signs.

Somehow every time I took wrong turn in the maze of narrow streets in the center of Trieste I would end up on one-way Via Degli Artisti time after time with no way out.

On my 10th pass of so I finally stopped and took few pictures of my new favorite street.

HDR Photography - Processed in Photomatix
Italy. Trieste
Loc: 45.64979, 13.77247

 

Deconstructing Featured Photo

Travel Photography Blog: 3 Bracketed Shots (-1; 0; +1)

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length: 10mm
ISO: 320
Aperture: F8
Bracketing: 3 shots ( -1, 0, +1)
Tripod: hand-held

Processing: HDR Processed in Photomatix

Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 3  images to tone map image, 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom.
Lightroom: I used Split Toning to achieve cross processing look, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning,  straightening, contrast.
Photoshop Plugins:

  • Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in the foreground elements.
  • Topaz DeNoise  I applied RAW – Moderate preset, it was enough to reduce noise.
Archiving: I save all my photos as JPEG (quality: 100%) at full resolution and with the help of the Lightroom plugin, I synchronized them with my portfolio on SmugMug for safekeeping, sharing, image hosting and online sales.

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