Here’s something a little different from me. I’ve never done any composites in Photoshop but I thought I would try my hand at it. This image was taken in Monterosso just before the rain started. I loved the scene and the composition but the light was flat and grey when I brought it into Lightroom.
I started tweaking it a little bit and then thought this would look good if the clouds were darker and the feel was more ominous. I then brought the image into OnOne Perfect Effects and started working on getting that ominous look. I was happy with the way it was shaping up but it was still missing something. I then jumped over to PS and added my final touch. Can you guess what it is?
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Last week I posted the first in a series of images from Cinque Terre starting with a blue hour image of Manarola. You can see that post here. Today we head to Riomaggiore.
Riomaggiore is the first village one encounters when travelling west from La Spezia. Riomaggiore is easily accessible by train as are the other villages but it’s linked to its neighbour, Manarola by the Via Dell’Amore, or the Way of Love, which is a path overlooking the sea that runs for about 1 kilometre. This was our intended way to get to Riomaggiore but unfortunately it was closed for repairs when we were there.
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and resort town that’s located on the Italian Riviera.
It was recommended to us not to drive into Portofino as the traffic rules are strict for visitors and it was likely we would get a ticket if we drove into the village. We heeded that advice and drove an hour from Lerici to Rapallo and then ventured slightly further to Santa Margherita where we parked our car. Always on the lookout for a little adventure, exercise and of course photo ops, we decided to walk to Portofino which took us close to an hour. The walk itself, along a beautiful rugged coast was breath-taking. Upon arrival in Portofino we were rewarded with a much needed glass of wine, lunch followed by a cappuccino and last but certainly not least this view.
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Earlier this week I posted an image of the Bay of Poets over the town of Lerici. Today I wanted to share with you the view from the other side of the harbour.
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Jaffa has been one of the major port cities in the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Most archeologists believe that this town has had an active port since the Bronze Age. While its no longer a working harbour there are still sailboats gliding through the clear blue waters and young men and women fishing off the pier. Today this trendy area is home to restaurants, galleries, artist studios and boutiques.
I spent the evening shooting in Old Jaffa with its myriad of alleyways (still working on processing those images) but wanted to share this image of the old port with Jaffa Light standing guard.
About 10 minutes or so after the brilliant sunset around Morro Rock and as the sun continued to fall below the horizon I turned to look south towards the marina. While parts of the sky still had orange and reds sparkling through the clouds around the rock to the south the glow was purple. It really quite amazing…and peaceful.
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