I believe in color

Church of  Saints Constantine and Helene
Church of Saint Constantine and Helene

Hello my dear friends πŸ˜€

Β  How is your summer going? I don’t know if you noticed a different look in my latest posts from Thessaloniki but i have been experimenting with a new workflow. I usually shoot with cloudy and dark skies but in my last visit i had to do my best with what i had and that was a crazy sunny day with only a few scattered clouds. When i got back to my village and tried to edit these photos, my usual workflow didn’t do them any justice, so i tried something different. Although i always do 3 bracketed shots so i can make an HDR file if needed, these last photos were all made using a single raw file. The newest camera raw in Photoshop is amazing in recovering shadows, i can tell you that πŸ™‚

Β  This was the darkest exposure of the 3, at -2 stops and i still got great detail in the shadows without getting too much noise. Next i’m using Color Efex Pro adding the amazing detail extractor, pro contrast, skylight filter, darken/lighten center and sunlight for that extra shine. What do you think? Are you liking my last photos? I’m not used into creating such vibrant and colorful images in city landscapes, maybe my mood is reflected in my post-processing cause i am feeling extra bright lately πŸ˜€

Β  Day 7 of the V-Light Art Sale and it’s one of the reasons why i feel so bright πŸ˜€ Your support has been amazing and i truly thank you for that! If you ever wanted a print of my photos now is the perfect time and you’ll get an e-book version of my book Visions as well! πŸ˜‰ Even if you cannot afford a print, consider contributing even 1$ and you will still gain the Artist Supporter perk. Your name along with all the other contributors will be featured into a unique artwork i’ll specifically create for this campaign. It will be displayed on my blog and you’ll be able to download it! I think it’s a nice way for me to say thank you and always remember your support πŸ™‚ Contributions over 1$ automatically gain this perk πŸ˜‰ Just visit the link bellow and show some love β™₯



9 thoughts on “I believe in color

    1. Thank you πŸ˜€ Yes, some times it’s nice to experiment and change your workflow…You never know, if accidentally you might stumble upon something really helpful πŸ™‚

    1. My pleasure πŸ™‚ I always used Color Efex Pro, even in my HDR photos, it’s my favorite plugin πŸ˜€ But it’s fun to try and use it in other ways too…it’s very versatile! Glad that you are back home, i cannot imagine how uncomfortable i must be to write using a touch screen πŸ™‚ My mobile phone is really old, looks like a blackberry, so it has a qwerty keypad…I need to get a new one but i really don’t want to part with that sweet little keypad πŸ™‚

        1. Exactly! I need every cent for my move…Maybe when i get there and get a job, i’ll get a cheap smartphone…I think it’s stupid to spend a lot of money for a phone. I wouldn’t give over 200$ even if i had money to spend…but to be honest from all the complains i hear my “stupidphone” seems lovely! No freezes, battery lasts 3-4 days, no need to update anything…no stupid applications causing crashes…I think i’ll stay with my old one until it dies πŸ˜€

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