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So, for quite some time now I have been searching for the perfect composition to create a stunning, memorable shot of Naples, my hometown for the past three years. I think I am close with the shot below. While my mom and I were lost, squeezing through the tiny streets of Naples (She broke the charging cord for my TomTom, although she will deny it ) we came upon a small group of children playing in the street. As my mom jumped out to ask for directions, I jumped out to get a photo. Leaping on to the roof, I edged my way out, mindful of the 100 foot drop below me, and got some shots. I never really do this, but today I want to actually give you the exact location where I took it. So, Naples peeps, if you want a great view of your city, head on over to these coordinates (in Google Lat/Long style, just plug-in to google and it will take you there): 40.837631,14.232214
Here is a snapshot from Google Street View of my setup:
And here is the location, large and small scale:
So there you go. You can swing by this neat little overlook and get your own photo now Recommended times are early morning at sunrise, late afternoon, and sunset. A night shot from here would also be neat, but make sure you bring your tripod!
Here is the final photo. I was trying to convey a golden, authentic looking Naples, and using Nik’s Color Efex Pro I was able to achieve exactly that! Also, if you click the picture, you can see it in full resolution – I used Nik’s Sharpener Pro to make the final photograph a bit sharper before exporting from Lightroom 4. Both are awesome new products for me that I am still learning! You can save 15% on ALL Nik Software products by heading to their site through this link!
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