Castel Sant’Elmo – Reversi

I had it in my mind to post another Scottish Landscape but I have been working on my Lightroom skills and had come across the opposite view of an image which I shared recently  Castel Sant'Elmo
I had it in my mind to post another Scottish Landscape but I have been working on my Lightroom skills and had come across the opposite view of an image which I shared recently Castel Sant’ElmoΒ – this is the complete reverse of that shot – this time the gentleman is in the foreground – the image is a little noisy in and around his character due to the fact the original was blown quiet badly in the strong light (this simply didn’t work in my normal medium of colour) so I decided to dampen the highlights and use the classic wet film process Cyanotone – which wont work for everyone but for me allows me to share a rather interesting shot which tells a little more of the Castel Sant’Elmo shot – enjoy
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21 thoughts on “Castel Sant’Elmo – Reversi

  1. Looking first at the small version of this I thought that it was a photograph of an old sketch and was surprised to see the modern dress of the figure, imagining him to be a studious monk! I actually like the slightly unreal effect of the blue in the colour which adds to the medieval atmosphere.

    1. thanks – just been thinking – what I love about blogging is dipping in and out – coming across a blog you have missed in the feed for awhile and go and catch up – just brilliant – you have travelled to so many places – that one day I would love to see – thanks for sharing them – I add loads to my bucket list from your blog πŸ™‚

      1. So true, Scott. I’ve been away and missed out on so many posts. Just catching up now. I’ve put you on instant, as you’d somehow slipped to weekly. 😦

  2. Great image, of the two I like this one best, the blue gives it a totally different feel. The explanation of Cyanotone was helpful particularly as to softening the whites, thank you.

    1. excellent feedback – thanks – I read about all the wet film techniques over 20 years ago – ha ha they say you use all the information you gather at least once in life.

      1. Both very good Scott. If I had to choose one then I think that it would be this one. I think that the blue toning brings out those arches better and the other two figures add interest to the shot.

      2. That is both interesting and helpful feedback David many thanks – I do enjoy looking at from both directions especially as I had forgotten that I had taken the second image at all

    1. The Cyanotone process was (I think) applied during the Black and white process adding a blueish hue to the darker areas and softening the white – all the digital filters are are just replications of wet film technique.

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