This is the last part of the "From Florence" series. Two Black & White shots.
In both situation I had to deal with difficult lighting situation. A combination of harsh light and haze. The colors were totally washed up and the tonalities really bad. Fortunately in both cases the B&W conversion fit well but still lot of work was needed.
When I saw the RAW of #20 on my computer monitor I selected it as a rejected file, it was that bad. For some reason I later decided to play with it in B&W and I am pretty pleased with the result.
For #19 I had a additional challenge, not to disturb the young couple and be totally unnoticed. Please don't get me wrong on that, I am not a paparazzi! I just wanted a candid and spontaneous shot and not spoil their moment.
I like both photos a lot and I would love to hear your thoughts.
The whole set can be found in my site
Part 1 - The River
Part 2 - The Duomo
Part 3 - Love Padlocks
Part 4 - The Haze
Part 5 - Pigeons
Part 6 - Shadows
Part 7 - Abstracts
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