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Manuel Votta
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Italian amateur photographer | Architecture, landscapes/cityscapes, long exposures, HDR
Italian amateur photographer | Architecture, landscapes/cityscapes, long exposures, HDR

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THANK YOU!

Grazie mille a tutti per gli auguri di buon compleanno! Spero di aver risposto a chiunque abbia scritto :)

Many thanks for all the birthday wishes! I hope I replied to everyone :)


#birthday   #wishes   #April7th   #thankyou  

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Croatian Panorama

I've finally been able to publish a photo after long time, yay! :)

This is the most recent shot I edited from my summer holiday spent in Croatia. The amazing view you can see here is from a vantage point on the road between Split and Rogoznica.

Technically, this is a 6-shots stitched panorama, taken handheld with my Nikon D7000. I had to struggle quite a bit with contrast and exposure on this image because the too bright daylight (the single frames were captured around 11:30 AM) almost screwed up all the details and highlights.

More images to come, stay tuned.. It's good to be back ;)


#photography   #fotografia   #panorama   #panoramaphotography   #stitched   #colors   #sea   #mare   #croatia   #summer   #holiday
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My photographic holiday is over.

I'm sad to announce that yesterday I got the bayonet-mount of my main lens broken. I still don't know how it happened, nor I know if I will be able to repair it or I will have to re-buy the entire lens..

The most important fact now is that my camera is not usable :(

I have a 70-300mm zoom lens with me at the moment, but it will be most likely of no use. It's all landscapes/seascapes here, I need a wide lens!

I will post a couple shots of the bayonet-mount later, and will keep you informed.

Bye for now.



#photography   #fotografia   #badluck   #broken   #lens   #mount   #bayonet  

Holidays

Just arrived at the holiday apartment in Split (Croatia), and I happily found out there's internet connection here! Yay!

I will be in Croatia until August, 22nd.. I hope I will get the chance to take some nice photos :)

Talk to you soon!


#holidays   #croatia   #split  

I'm sorry if I disappeared for such a long time (almost 2 months now), but I've been, and kinda still am, under a heavy load of life and work-related stuff! :)

Life seem to turn to the right side lately: I'm very happy with my new job and many positive things are happening.. I'm so glad of it, obviously, but I hope to be able to come back here to interact with all of you, like before!

I still have so many RAW shots to process, I've just started to give them a initial look.. I will try to post something as soon as possible, promise :)

Stay tuned, see you soon.

#photography #life #busy #work  

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Victory
Square Colosseum, EUR, Roma (Italy)

2-minutes long exposure of one of the four equestrian sculptures representing the Dioscuri (the two mythical Greek heroes, sons of Zeus and Leda), located at the four corners of the Square Colosseum in EUR district, Rome.

Thanks to +Luca Cesari and +Michael Diblicek for their great advices and supervision :)

#MonochromeMonday  (+Monochrome Monday), curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Martin Heller +David Orr and +Dominique Hilbert;

#PlusPhotoExtract , by +Jarek Klimek

#photography   #fotografia   #bw   #monochrome   #rome   #roma   #italy   #italia   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography  
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Into Darkness
Trinità Dei Monti, Roma, Italy

Another image from the Rome Workshop led by +Luca Cesari and +Michael Diblicek.

This time I wasn't satisfied by the result of the shot itself (I did imagine something different, unfortunately it was almost raining and the light didn't help me out..), so I decided to process it in a totally different way.

As you can see the final result is a kind of silhouette image, with strong contrasts and cloud streaks (~90 seconds exposure at f/16, with a 13-stops ND filter).

Oh btw, guess what? The shot was taken at 1 pm! :P

#BWFineArtLE  (+Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery), curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar;

#MonochromeMonday  (+Monochrome Monday), curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr;

#PlusPhotoExtract , by +Jarek Klimek


#photography   #fotografia   #bw   #monochrome   #rome   #roma   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #italy  +Slow Italy  #RomeLEWorskhop   #RomeWorkshop2013  
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Perpetual Motion
Piazza di Spagna, Rome, Italy.

During the amazing LE workshop in Rome, I had the chance to experiment with some motion blur (a technique I had never tried before) under the wise supervision of the instructors +Luca Cesari and +Michael Diblicek.

I must confess I had fun while taking the series of shots from which this image comes from, together with my workshop colleagues +Charles Paul Azzopardi and +Matteo Pedalà.. Just a few minutes later we had to dash off due to rain drops! :) 

This shot was taken from the famous Spanish Steps just above Piazza Di Spagna in Rome, Italy.
I chose to call it "Perpetual Motion" because of the endless passage of tourists across this well-known square, at any hour of the day (and most of the night as well!)

#LongExposureThursday  (+LongExposure Thursday), curated by +Francesco Gola;
#PlusPhotoExtract , by +Jarek Klimek

#photography   #fotografia   #bw   #monochrome   #motionblur   #motionblurphotography   #roma   #rome   #longexposure   #LE   #longexposurephotography   #streetphotography   #perpetual   #RomeLEWorkshop2013  
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Curved Light | Archistracts III

London, UK.


Third image in my archistracts series, and the second one in which I tried to enhance the dark tones and eliminate any distraction (inspired by +Julia Anna Gospodarou's breathtaking Ode to Black series).

Someone may have already recognised the subject of this image, the City Hall designed by architect Norman Foster (headquarters of the Greater London Authority). It is located near the Tower Bridge, on the south bank of the river Thames in London, UK.

Side note: I'm processing the shots taken during the amazing 3-days workshop in Rome led by +Luca Cesari and +Michael Diblicek. I hope I will have something ready soon. Stay tuned :)


#ArchitecturalVisions  (+Architectural Visions), curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Julia Anna Gospodarou;
#BWFineArtLE  (+Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery), curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar;
#Archistract , by +John Kosmopoulos;

#MonochromeMonday  (+Monochrome Monday), curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson and +Steve Barge;

#PlusPhotoExtract , by +Jarek Klimek 

#photography   #fotografia   #bw   #architecture   #architecturephotography   #monochrome   #london   #archistracts   #fineart   #vision   #uk  
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Curved Light | Archistracts III

London, UK.


Third image in my archistracts series, and the second one in which I tried to enhance the dark tones and eliminate any distraction (inspired by +Julia Anna Gospodarou's breathtaking Ode to Black series).

Someone may have already recognised the subject of this image, the City Hall designed by architect Norman Foster (headquarters of the Greater London Authority). It is located near the Tower Bridge, on the south bank of the river Thames in London, UK.

Side note: I'm processing the shots taken during the amazing 3-days workshop in Rome led by +Luca Cesari and +Michael Diblicek. I hope I will have something ready soon. Stay tuned :)


#ArchitecturalVisions  (+Architectural Visions), curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Julia Anna Gospodarou;
#BWFineArtLE  (+Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery), curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar;
#Archistract , by +John Kosmopoulos;

#MonochromeMonday  (+Monochrome Monday), curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson and +Steve Barge;

#PlusPhotoExtract , by +Jarek Klimek 

#photography   #fotografia   #bw   #architecture   #architecturephotography   #monochrome   #london   #archistracts   #fineart   #vision   #uk  
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