Writing with Light


Project 52 – Entry #18

I’m taking you back today to the Jewish Ghetto in Rome. This little bar/restaurant was just a perfect scene from, the weathered building, the cobblestone sidewalk, the chalkboard menu and of course the Vespa parked outside.  If this shot looks familiar it should. I posted it on this blog while I was still in Italy. You can see it here. I was on the go and only had my iPad with me and I used the Snapseed app to process it. I think Snapseed is a terrific app and I use it quite a bit but I shot 3 brackets of this image so that I could ensure that I’d capture the whole dynamic range of the scene. It was early afternoon, the sun was shining but because of where the restaurant was situated on the street it was a bit on the shady side.

I processed the 3 brackets with Photomatix and then brought it into Photoshop and adjusted levels and sharpened it slightly. I then selectively masked the cobblestone side and used Topaz Adjust to bring out a bit of detail. What I’m very happy about with this version is the detail that it brought out especially the bar area inside the restaurant and the reflection in the glass door and window.

25 responses

  1. Really nice color and detail in the walls. I love the texture they have. nice work.


    September 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

  2. Absolutely wonderful color Edith and so well composed and processed. Great textures on the walls. I so love Italy…


    September 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

  3. Beautiful capture Edith. Great colors and textures.


    September 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm

  4. I hope you don’t mind if I say I prefer the first version. It’s a taste preference, not aa quality judgment, but these days I think I’m preferring a cleaner, less detailed look more often. I do like the view inside the shop through the doors and windows which is enhanced here.


    September 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  5. Lots of little details here that you captured. Well done.


    September 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

  6. What a lovely photo! Great details, definitely held me captivated for quite some time searching and enjoying all the wonderful little nuances here!


    September 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

  7. So many little details…wonderful shot Edith!


    September 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

  8. It has such a nice European look to it. The warm tones add nicely. Beautiful!


    September 29, 2011 at 12:07 am

  9. Wonderfully processed, Edith. I really like this version. There is a lot going on but does not conflict with other elements in the frame. Nice work!


    September 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

  10. Nicely composed Edith. This has great textures and detail.


    September 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm

  11. just love this Edith!!


    September 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

  12. This is a wonderful HDR Edith, very well done! The detail is excellent.


    September 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm

  13. I really like this scene, Edith, it does a great job of telling a story.


    October 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm

  14. This is a really cool photo – I like it!


    October 15, 2011 at 12:37 am

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