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2012 - Architectural Étude #2 - Berlin | by Luca Cesari Photography
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2012 - Architectural Étude #2 - Berlin

2012 - Architectural Étude #2 - Berlin, on Black


My friends,


It's been two weeks since I have got home from my holidays, and I took a nice off-internet period.


This image comes from the Berlin Photowalk of last May, and it's my best architectural image to date.

I am satisfied with this processing; I worked hard on it and after 239 layers the image looks (almost) like I wanted to.

It required 20 hours to get here.


Hope you had some special holidays, I finally had the chance of slowing down with everything (also with shooting) and I will soon start with much more energy!


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Moreover, I am proud to announce here that we finally launched The Glass Star Agency: you can find more information about that at:




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- CANON 5d Mark II ir, EF 17-40@25, f/8, 27+123 s, ISO 100

- Mirror Lockup, Remote Shutter

- Lee Big Stopper (10 stops ND filter)

- Tripod


The shot



The Processing




- Added many soft light layers to adjust the light;

- Added some custom gradients to equalize the light;

- Added a few curves to improve contrasts;

- Applied Noise Reduction

- Resized for the Web (1200px);

- Applied an Unsharp Mask to slightly improve contrast;

- Smart Sharpen + More accurate (On luminosity 'blending mode', with the sky masked off);

- Framing and Signature.


Take a look at it, LARGE on Black :


@ You all

Comments and faves are always welcome!


Hope your holidays went really well; will catch up with your albums soon

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Taken on May 11, 2012