Al fresco

A cobbled street with outside seating on a nice sunny day; it’s a typical European scene.

This was down a lovely set of passageways behind the back of St Peter’s Church in Riga, Latvia.  It was pretty busy with tourists so I had to wait for quite some time before I was able to get this image without any people in it.  It’s also amazing just how slow some people can walk.

This day was pretty sunny, with harsh light and a bright blue sky.  One option in these conditions would have been to process the image in black and white; however that’s why I love some of the filters that are available to photographers.   Here I used one of my favourites, and certainly one of my ‘go to’ filters, which is ‘Autumn’ within Perfect Effects by OnOne Software.  This filter works awesomely in harsh sunlight, adding golden tones and a nice soft glow to the scene.

I used the same filter on my Prague image last month…and many others before that.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

2 thoughts on “Al fresco”

  1. Like scenes like this – don’t see many of these in the states! Nice depth and the processing is quite inviting! Well done Murph!

    1. Thanks very much Jim…I’m a sucker for these scenes. Agree though, I haven’t seen (m)any in the US.

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