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Bridges of Florence (24)
jean11-3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
'The bridges of Florence' as seen from one of the viewing points that are set on a hill above the city.
Very hazy I know, but nevertheless, I think that it gives a good view of the series of bridges across the River Arno.
I had thought about posting this in the theme of 'Looking Through' but chose another shot instead.
Boosted saturation to emphasise the colours.
Thanks for looking.

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jean11-3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Tilt and Shift effect
Edited by:dipsybee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 111 N: 621] (2456)

I have had a go at this by working through an online tutorial and using Photoshop. Firstly you need to duplicate a layer which becomes the background. To this layer apply a guassian blur of about 8. On the other layer, using the lasso tool, select the area which you want to be in sharp focus. Copy and paste this, using the edit option, into the blurred layer. Flatten the two layers. This is supposed to give a tilt/shift effect but I'm not sure if I have done it correctly.

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jean11-3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Wide crop
Edited by:dipsybee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 111 N: 621] (2456)

Although Jean has captured a stunning view of Florence I wanted to see how a wide crop would work. Perhaps a crop of this ratio would enable a large panoramic image to be added. This would then zoom in on all the wonderful details of the foreground bridge. (I think you would have to post this Jean, I don't think it can be done via the workshop).