AlessandroDeLuca
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Torrechiara Castle

Torrechiara Castle
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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 18, 2015
Beautiful capture. Congrats!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 16, 2016
Perfect lighting. Congratulations on your award!
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 February 08, 2016
Bellissima composizione, congratulazioni!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo near Parma in Italy. This is the Castle of Torrechiara, famous for the film LadyHawke.
Time
I have spent all afternoon with my friends near the castle waiting for a good sky, with some clouds... but unfortunally isn't a good photographic day. So, quite desperate, we return to the car to waiting for the blue hour and unexpectedly at about 7.30 pm the castle was illumintaed. It's time to take a picture!
Lighting
The bad weather with light haze, the blue sky and the little green grass that conduct to the castle in the middle of vineyard, the contrast of the blue sky with the artificial lights, all is perfect for that photo!
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D810 and a 24-70 lens, all on a Benro tripod. 6 seconds at f8 and 100 ISO.
Inspiration
The castle is famous and there are a lot of photos on the net. Some photos are from the back of the castle, beautiful and mystical photos with the fog! Some photo are from the same place where i shoot but, there isn't any photo at the blu hour witht the castle lighted! The wait was rewarded!
Editing
There isn't a lot of post production in this photo. I have just regulated the curves in three times: once for the castle, once for the sky and the last for the grass. Stop.
In my camera bag
I use two lens for the landscapes, the Nikon 24-70mm and the cheap Samyang 14mm. In this case I was a lot distant from the castle so i need a medium tele. Normally i have always in my bag a Nikon 85mm 1.8 and a 60mm 2.8 macro lenses and from only a few days a big Tamron 150-600mm. I think that all this gears, united to my large person is a lot weight to carry!
Feedback
This is a beautiful place, is quite easy make a good photos but i think that a degradant filters set, is useful for big photos! Moreover a solid tripod is suitable for long exposure photos. The next time i want to make a mystical photo from a great place at the back of the castle but is necessary wating for the fog season!

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