I haven’t posted anything for a while…but never mind! This is a photograph taken in the Placa in the old town of Dubrovnik in the evening (Croatia). The old town of Dubrovnik is a fascinating place, full of nooks and crannies to explore and to photograph. I had ignored this image for some time because I couldn’t get it looking right in post processing
However, I have just started using Nik software’s HDR software just out of curiosity, and have been really impressed by the more subtle HDR type effects. The last time I used HDR software was a couple of years ago with Photomatix, and was not satisfied with its ‘encouragement’ of what I saw as overly detailed and contrasty images.
So, I was idly ‘thumbing’ through some images that I had put to one side and forgotton about until I decided to run the HDR software on it, and the image came to life a lot more. I like the lit arches looking into the shops and the details in the brickwork. I had trouble making the legs and feet more prominent and had left it alone. Anyway, now I am much happier with it.