San marco in venice, blurred

Venice, Blurred

This week, we have another of these experimental blurred/camera movement images. This time from a perhaps more recognisable place. This was taken during the last Carnival weekend in February from the side of a Vaporetto heading back to Piazza San Marco from San Giorgio Maggiore.

Field Notes

With my Lee filter system mounted and Big Stopper attached, I held the shutter open manually while blindly trying to frame what was ahead of me. It took a few tries to judge the exposure time and framing, but this one turned out well.

Processing Notes

Minor adjustments in Lightroom to even out the exposure, remove the lens vignette, and a bit of clarity. Then into Photoshop. In Photoshop, I cloned out a dark area in the sky and increased the contrast with a couple of curves layers + masks. For the colouring, this time I took it into Nik Color Efex Pro by Google, where I applied a couple of stacked filters to warm up the image, and give it a slightly cross processed look.