I believe in color

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

Hello my dear friends ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  Day 7 of the V-Light Art Sale and it’s one of the reasons why i feel so bright ๐Ÿ˜€ 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Contributions over 1$ automatically gain this perk ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just visit the link bellow and show some love โ™ฅ

http://igg.me/at/VlightArtSale/

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The waves that calm me…

the waves that calm me by V-Light
Igoumenitsa, Greece, 2009 | HDR made in Photomatix by combining 3 shots (-2, 0. +2)

 

ย  I just love the sea and the sound of the soft waves. Don’t you? When i’m stressed i always look for the company of water so i don’t think i could ever live somewhere where there are no lakes, rivers or sea.

ย  UPDATE: I just added some new photos in my Redbubble portfolio. There are all kinds of prints for all kinds of wallets ๐Ÿ™‚ You can have a look here: V-Light on Redbubble

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