Cloud covered sunset

While testing the Topaz Adjust AI, I tried a very similar photo as one of my tests. And since I liked the result, I decided to finish it. I took this photo last year in Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy. We were waiting for the blue hour, as the sunset was right behind us. But it looked so great, I had to take few shots anyway, even without the tow.

This is a blend of three exposures, combined with the Topaz Adjust AI HDR style result.

Cloud covered sunset, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

More from Lago di Braies

I really do not enjoy the warm weather we are having in Bratislava recently. It really makes it very uncomfortable to go out and take photos. I had to go yesterday for a bit, and that bright sun with zero clouds really does not make for great photos. But work is work :)

For today, I have for you another photo from Lago di Braies, as that was the most successful spot for me when in the Dolomites last month. This is a blend of three exposures, done in Photoshop. I used the 17 TSE lens here, and I shifted it down when I was taking this photo. This is because I was standing on the pier a bit higher from the boats and I wanted them more in the photo.

More from Lago di Braies, Italy, Dolomites

Lago di Misurina

Back to another lake in the Dolomites today. This is the Lago di Misurina. And before somebody asks, yes, this is a fake reflection, created in Photoshop. When we were at this lake, it still was mostly frozen over and covered with a bit of snow on top of it. And while I liked the top part of this photo, I really did not like the bottom one. There was no reflection and it was just boring. So I did a bit more in the editing.

I do hope to get back here this year, and get one with a real refelction. But for now, this is what I have. This is a two shot panorama, each shot blended from two exposures. Blended, merged and reflection create in Photoshop.

Lago di Misurina, Dolomites, Italy

Mountains in the distance

As I mentioned with a different photo from this spot, this is a very popular view for photographers. And again, trying not to go with the obvious photo (which I of course did and will share sometime later :)) I tried something else. I was sitting by the road there, waiting for the clouds to move and I liked what I saw.

This is, of course, the mountains over Santa Maddalena in Dolomites, Italy. This is a combination of three exposures. First, there are two normal photos, one for the middle part and one for the sky. Then I took another photo for the foreground. To get it so much out of focus while still taking a wide photo, I used the 17mm TSE lens, where I tilted the lens, to change the focus plane. Then I put all together in Photoshop.

Mountains in the distance

Reflection at Lago di Braies

Back to the Lago di Braies with another photo today. This was taken right around lunch, with the sun really high up in the sky. I don’t really like time like that to take photos, but that was the time when the lake was calm and the reflection was nicely visible. So I did some photos of course :)

This is a three shot panorama, each shot from three exposures. Blended and merged in Photoshop. This is another panorama taken without the help of a panoramic head, and you can check my tips on doing this here.

Reflection at Lago di Braies
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