• The haze noted below...
  • "&"
    Really like this detail.
  • Some cloning here to clean up some of the less aesthetically appealing scratches.
  • Cyan CA, noted in the text. As if it needed a note - quite pronounced. This lens is usually great for CA.

Boheken Heart, Bologna

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Alternative version from same series in the comments.

One from September's trip to Bologna, late evening looking along the canals. Some cyan CA from the Canon 50mm f.1,8 which I haven't noticed before; not shooting wide open, but into some pretty harsh sunlight, I suppose.

There's a ghostly haze around the top of the padlocks which I can't identify - perhaps light making a nuisance of itself or maybe a smudge on the lens? Not sure what it is, but I rather like it. Without aiming too boldly for pretension, I was after a shot of all the scratches and stains on the heart, the rust and corrosion on the locks and the brace and the disintegration of the wall on the one side, with the transcendent bokeh on the other by way of juxtaposition. A sort of love arises in unsual places motif, which I rather like. There, pretension over.

Shot at f/2.5 to keep the heart and padlocks both sharp. Wide open it would have been game over for one of the details, and the background is still reasonably insane.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Eric 5D Mark III, and 74 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. nikkiluvssf 41 months ago | reply

    What a romantic find! Beautiful photo! Most def a fave!

  2. pas le matin 41 months ago | reply

    nicely seen and captured ! love the tones !

  3. Levels Nature 41 months ago | reply

    Beautiful heartfelt composition! :-)

  4. Theophilos 41 months ago | reply

    Beautiful light and focus!

  5. •Sarah P• 41 months ago | reply

    ooh, I love this. Lots of great things going on. Mission accomplished.

  6. Nanagyei 41 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous shot.

  7. The Yellow Man (NL) 41 months ago | reply

    Nice colours, nice and soft. Cool with the heart on the pipe. Great use of depth.

  8. art photon 41 months ago | reply

    Beautiful composition! Love the colors too!

  9. Meli Peña 41 months ago | reply

    Bonita y original captura .......geniallllllllllllll !!! Saludos

  10. sajan164 41 months ago | reply

    beautiful shot

  11. To2Camba 41 months ago | reply

    nice catch here! great image too! thank for commenting on my stream.

  12. Chica Sonrisas [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

    I like it so much. :D

  13. Ron Hanko [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

    Lovely piece of work - I like the main photo better. The bokeh is better and the color, too.

  14. ROSA TURKITA 41 months ago | reply


  15. see_another_side 41 months ago | reply

    I like the softness. Nice colours and light, too.

  16. Mick Canon 41 months ago | reply

    Love Locked In. Beautiful Imagery.

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