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Fading into the Night



Piran (Pirano)

Piran (Pirano)
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Prijaznica February 07, 2017
Congrats, cestitam ti R.:))
mararsirako
mararsirako February 07, 2017
hvala :)
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JDLifeshots February 07, 2017
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
mararsirako
mararsirako February 07, 2017
thank you :)

Behind The Lens

Location
This foto was taken in Piran on Ulica svobode (Freedom street).
Time
This photo was taken in December 2016 at around 6:45 PM, when days are the shortest and dusk arrives fairly early.
Lighting
Piran is a city built well before electricity was invented. Due to the fact that some parts of the town are slowly caving-in, it is common to see electrical power lines on facades. Recently, citizens installed cooling devices as well. This mixute of old and new gives this city its charm. Streets are old and narrow. Their beauty is best seen at night when walls are illuminated by road lamps and the light falling through the windows. Stonewalls then come to life.
Equipment
I used Nikon D7100 with kit lenses 18-105 VR and tripod.
Inspiration
Piran is an ancient town and one of the most beautiful cities in Slovenia. It is a mixture of Venetian and Austro - Hungarian architecture. The streets are typical Mediterranean: narrow and steep. The city is beautiful and I wanted to present a piece of its beauty.
Editing
I'm Linux fan and I'm only using open source software. I merged 3 shots with LuminanceHDR and repaired contrast with GIMP.
In my camera bag
I do not have a lot of equipment. I am disabled and I need to pay attention to the weight of equipment. Two years ago, when I had to deal with disability and radical change of life, I bought a Nikon D3200. However, the shooting soon became my passion and way of life. Recently I switched to Nikon D7100. I have kit lenses 18-105 and Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD. I often use tripod and rings for macro photography.
Feedback
Majority of people take pictures of Piran during summer season peak. However, I noted that architectural details are best seen at winter when bora winds drastically cool the air. Warm clothing is required as well as taking good care of the equipment; you need to prevent frosting or tumbling due to strong wind. Bora winds enhance the chill effect, so it is advisable knowing precisely what you want to capture and where to hide from cold. It is best to plan your shooting, and for night time pictures December is the best time of the year.

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