Behind the lens
Walking the streets of Rome (Eur). The area was originally chosen in 1930s as the site for the 1942 world’s fair which Benito Mussolini planned to open to celebrate twenty years of Fascism, the letters EUR standing for Esposizione Universale di Roma.
My key to understanding this amazing district, the end result is almost ready to be posted.
I am very excited to have reached another personal goal!!
I was awarded by International Photography Awards for "One Shot : One World" for the category Architecture receiving the honorable mention for the category Buildings.
2014 is starting very well!!!
Every photo is print by Epson UltraChrome K3 Black-Matte. This ink uses high density pigments to produce lifelike images. Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink significantly improves overall gray balance while enhancing mid-tone and highlight detail yielding a smoother tonal range. And by virtually eliminating metamerism and bronzing, both black & white prints can be produced with the look and feel of a traditional photograph. Photo paper used for the print is Canson Rag Photographique 310g. This kind of support is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It has been developed to address the need for continued longevity requirements in the Digital Fine Art market. Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking.
Photoshop and Silver Efex are mains programs used for my creations.
...work in progress! Kranhaus building is located at the Rheinau Port in Cologne. The structures rise above the river as the new symbol of the city and can be seen from far away. This is my first work with new Formatt-Hitech IRND filters.
Finally my new ND filters are in my hands! I have always used B+W stuff but considering the great quality and performance of Format-Hitech, I decided to buy this new equipment. The choice has been taking into some consideration: no color cast (just little cyan) and ND plus IR that block infrared radiation, eliminating the IR contamination on the digital sensor that causes black areas to appear shades of purple. Given that using a rectangular system allows me to use a filter that is compatible with all of my lenses, the obvious choice has been to take it.
Last week I was in Rotterdam for a photographic project. It is Shipping and Transport College Group, an international maritime transport and logistics education provider. This building is located in the Lloyd District, a historical and contemporary port area in the center of Rotterdam. The structure has all the simulators and training materials required for secondary and higher shipping and transport education.
Very soon I will post this picture in long exposure fine art version.