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Writing with Light

Follow the Path

I’ve been sitting on this image since the summer. This was taken Amalfi, Italy  as I was walking around, exploring the town. I came across this walkway which led to a small hotel and was enthralled by the curving pathway and the arches. I shot 3 exposures which I tonemapped in Photomatix. I then tried processing it different ways but I just wasn’t happy with the final outcome.

Last week I heard that OnOne Perfect Photo Suite was on sale. I had been meaning to try this software for sometime but just never seemed to have the time. This weekend I downloaded the trial version and I was blown away by it. Once I finished my editing in Photo Suite I brought the image back into Photoshop and used Topaz Star Effects to give the lights just a touch of pop.

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51 responses

  1. thesweetkitten

    Wow!

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    February 13, 2012 at 7:52 am

  2. What a beautiful composition! The light and the vanishing point makes this photo perfect!

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    February 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

    • Thanks Anne. This image has been haunting me since I took it as it was a great scene and I was never happy with the way I was processing it until now.

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      February 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

  3. Beautiful, so beautiful, fascinated me. Thank you dear Edith Levy, have a nice week, with my love, nia

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    February 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

  4. Gerry

    Wow, that’s an impressive photograph Edith; post processing whilst shunned by the “pure” sure does bring out life in otherwise ordinary shots. Gerry

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    February 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

    • Thanks Gerry. I think that while some purists may “shun” post processing that gap is narrowing. I think that as an artist post-processing is a means of bringing ones creative vision to life.

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      February 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

  5. Really like the competing lights as you travel down the path. Also like the cobblestone and detail in the walls! Very nice Edith!

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    February 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

  6. Really wonderful, Edith. I love this! Very impressive post processing. This is an image one wants to step right into.

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    February 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

  7. BoJo Photo

    Great image. Such images teach us a lot as they keep calling out to us for more. Some we can just delete but some have something to teach us and we just cannot let go of them. Nicely done!

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    February 13, 2012 at 8:21 am

    • You’re right. Sometimes it takes just putting an image away for awhile and then revisiting it at a later date.

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      February 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

  8. Wow! Stunning find and shot Edith!

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    February 13, 2012 at 8:32 am

  9. Great comp on this. I like how it veers off to the left instead of taking you right down the center. Good stuff.

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    February 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

  10. I love how this leads the eye, nicely done. Nice touch on the lights too, Edith.

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    February 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

  11. Rich McPeek

    Love the lights and detail! Terrific lines Edith!

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    February 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

  12. Kevin Alexander

    Awesome work Edith, WOW!

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    February 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

  13. Great composition, draws your eyes towards the exit, i.e. Follow the path 🙂

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    February 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

  14. Excellent image! I have heard of OnOne, but do not know much about it.

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    February 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  15. Nice composition here. Leads my eyes through the image.

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    February 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

  16. Since day one I have like your style..This is truly wonderful!!

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    February 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

  17. A nice clean, simple image with a perfect vanishing point. I like the extra treatment to produce the sparkle in the lights on the wall – this takes the image to that next level without going over the top.

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    February 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  18. maenamor

    brilliant photo… 😉

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    February 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

  19. Classic leading lines. The arches really add to it. Very nice Edith.

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    February 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

  20. great details and lines Edith, well shot and processed!

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    February 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  21. Excellent shot Edith!

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    February 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

  22. A very good pictures:) Love it:) 🙂

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    February 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  23. Wonderful image and processing. I like both the onOne and Nik suites. They all serve their purpose and find that I can get a little something from each to present the right image. Well done!

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    February 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  24. Oh wowsers, Edith, this has to be one of my favorite shots you’ve taken! Great picture, my friend, I love the natural leading line in the path as well as the glint in the lights that light the passage here! Wonderful work, my friend!

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    February 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  25. Amazing path Edith. I love how it leads you deep into the image.

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    February 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  26. Love all the textures in this. 🙂

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    February 14, 2012 at 8:39 am

  27. sil

    Really beautiful!

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    February 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

  28. Oh this is just amazing Edith! I love the depth and the textures on the wall, WOW!

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    February 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

  29. Wonderful shot Edith. Great leading line and vanishing point, and the lights add a nice touch. Definitely one of my favorites of yours.

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    February 14, 2012 at 10:14 am

  30. Excellent image Edith, one of my favorites from you!

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    February 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

  31. I love the way the pathway curves and undulates away from the eye, it’s just crying out to be explored! Very nice shot indeed.

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    February 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  32. http://photographyofnia.com/2012/02/15/awards-thank-you/
    Dear Edit Levy, you are one of my nominated blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, with my love, nia

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    February 15, 2012 at 6:19 am

  33. Great shot Edith. I love the way the lighting and the lines draw my attention down the corridor.

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    February 16, 2012 at 8:44 am

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  35. I really like this one Edith, nice lines.

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    February 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

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