The stunning Duomo in Florence
Now this is a stunning building. Enormous. Breathtakingly striking. And big. Very big.
The front façade is difficult to photograph purely because of its scale and where it is located.
This image was included in my February Portfolio, with one comment, which was that the building was too vertical. It did not look natural. So for this image I have reduced the vertical correction slightly, making it look more like the building you see when you are there. I know it is not technically perfect, but let's be honest – who cares about the technical perfection of a shot?
That's it really. No-one else cares.
And the other thing about this image is that the people are still in the image. Two reasons. Firstly, I did not get there early enough to photograph the Duomo at sunrise, and was not able to photograph the building in the evening after everyone had gone, if there ever is such a time, as I was on my holidays.
Secondly, can I be bothered removing all those people on Photoshop?
No. I can't.
If you visit the Duomo in Florence there will probably be people there. So that is what I captured and am showing in this image. I can't imagine a time when it is ever deserted there. I would like to go back in the winter and see though. That is another subject which I will not drift into now though……
The people give the building scale – people are great for that, so they are not always a problem.
This is the final edit of this image. As well as correcting the vertical issue, I changed the aspect, another cool feature in the Lightroom Transform Panel. The building just looked too square for me, so this adjustment has helped. Again it is all about the look of the image, to a large extent how I get here doesn't matter. All anyone cares about is the look of the image.
Next a decent amount of vignette was added.
And that was it. Job done. Happy.
Portfolio nearly done!
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Wednesday 7th September 2016