I took this shot last month in Paris when went there for my wedding. Paris is a very romantic city and there are lots of great bridges. This one was my favorite since I saw it in the web before I go there.
I went the place two hours before the sunset on the shooting day to find a nice spot. After taking a few test shots, I waited for the right time. I start to take series of exposures just after the bridge lamps lit. A few minutes later, I took I want when the blue hour started.
Post-process was not easy. I blended more than 10 exposures by using luminosity masks and luminosity selections for dynamic range, for some light effects and for focus stacking.
Despite the classic and common viewpoint, I’m pleased to include this image in my Paris 2015 portfolio.
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Moncloa, Madrid (Spain).
Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM @ 50 mm | f/16, 30s, ISO 100.
DRI from 4 exposures on a tripod Induro CT114 + BHL1 ball head @ [ 0 .. 3x +2 EV ] .
Lightroom for catalog, white balance and lens corrections > Export 4 exposures as layers to Photoshop > Digital blending exposures manually and with luminance masks > Hue/Saturation + Color Efex Pro + High Pass sharpening technique with Photoshop CC.
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