I realise that this image will not appeal to some people, but i’m on a bit of a HDR trip at the moment – so bear with me on that! (HDR combined from 3 exposures in Photomatix) As for the sky – I can’t say anything other than I didn’t want it to be blue, so I changed it. Here is a little bit of background info for this particular Roman street:

“Via Condotti (officially Via dei Condotti) is a street of Rome, Italy. In Roman times it was one of the streets that crossed the ancient Via Flaminia and enabled people who crossed the Tiber to reach the Pincio hill. It begins at the Spanish steps and is named after conduits or channels which carried water to the Baths of Agrippa. Via Condotti is a center of fashion shopping in Rome, dating back to the atelier of Bulgari which opened in 1905. Now, in addition to Valentino, other designers such as Armani, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Salvatore Ferragamo all have stores on Via Condotti.”

Canon EOS 5D
Canon 17-40mm L lens
1/64s exposure @ f8


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  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 5 years ago

    I love the effects you used and the pink sky goes great with the buildings hue, I know the street well stayed in a hotel just down the street. Great job.

  • thephotosnapper
    thephotosnapperalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic image, love the treatment you have done to this, the tones brought out by the HDR are spot on.

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 5 years ago

    all your work Just fantastic, perfectly done

  • TheKittyGirl
    TheKittyGirlover 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful, almost surreal image that looks more like a painting than a photograph. Awesome snap, and great work on the effects (love what you did with the sky)!

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 4 years ago

    Beautiful !

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...over 4 years ago

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...over 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! You are in the TOP 10 of our What does Italy mean to you? Challenge!!
    Luisa xx

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    Wow, I LOVE this!!!!

  • jeanniechris
    jeanniechrisover 4 years ago

    Great picture……………………….j

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

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