The heart of Tuscany by ArpanDas

View of Florence from the top of Duomo

Uploading a cityscape after a long time. I got back my D810 after almost 2 and half months. It decided to take a cold bath one night in lake Fusine and jumped inside it while shooting the night sky. I left all hope and for a moment I thought this is the time to say good bye to photography. But many people suggested to dry it and I dried it almost for 2 weeks and then sent it to Nikon but Nikon rejected to clean the sensor and finally the service centre in Turino did it and it is working perfectly fine. I climbed the Duomo to test if everything is working fine. Hope it will work fine 🙂

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Darkland by ArpanDas

This was one of the most beautiful sunset I have ever witnessed in my life and luckily that day there was not enough tourist. My job was to capture the moonshine but I reached the place a little bit early as I live nearby and the sunset was really crazy. This shot was taken exactly when the sun was in the horizon and the light was glowing over the city with the rising moon. P.S I have not blended the moon from any other image. I have made a short video how I got this moon. If you want check the youtube link


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Vernezza Sunset by ArpanDas

You may have seen many shots from this place. Yes this is the famous Vernazza city from Cinque Terre, Italy. After reaching here I was trying to find a different composition of the city and only way was to get to the top. When I was hiking I found this beautiful place but it was a very small area to even stand and the security guard initially didn’t allow me to get down here as it is very risky. But finally I managed to take a permission from her and yes it was really difficult to capture as there was hardly a place to place my tripod and stand. However I managed to get out something. The foreground is 7 exposures focus blend and then there is a single exposure for the sky. Everything is blended using TK Luminosity masks.

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