Rialto Bridge... the other side
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|Rialto Bridge, this time as viewed from the north of the bridge. There are not many vantage points to take a decent photograph from the north side of the Bridge, unless you decide to spend a small fortune on a gondola. Thankfully, the graphitti you see in this picture is on the wooden shutters and can be painted over, the marble stonework is relatively unscathed.|
Shooting into the sun was a little awkward to get the exposure right so I opted for RAW format - in fact I shoot all my pics in RAW these days. To make the best of the image I did quite a bit of PP work, experimenting with a cloud overlay to give the image a little mystique about it; I think it works.
Ok, so I converted the RAW image into 4 1-stop separation images and combined in Photomatix before then conversion to B&W and some dodging & burning to increase contrast. I added the cloud layer and reduced opacity to somewhere around 20%. After this I felt a little sepia toning would work well so with that applied and a little border you have the finsished article.
Hope you like it - you won't see many shots like this of the Rialto Bridge on any Venician postcards..!
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this photograph is so nice and sensitive... just like a painting. very nice work! liked it.
- [2011-12-19 18:25]
Your PP work gives this image a very artistic, almost other-worldly appearance.
Excellent post processing in this well composed bridge in sepia tone
beautiful details and sharpness, except the sun the other parts are well tolerate during HDR treatment
- [2011-12-22 1:52]
Good decision to seek out this less salubrious aspect of the Rialto Bridge. Excellent tonal range & sharpness. Good to see even the Vandals don't put graffiti over the stonework. Tfs!