Red Curtain

Red Curtain

I’d thought I’d start off my short series from Florence (Firenze) with a photo that wasn’t technically taken in Florence. This shot was taken at the top of the look-out in the near-by, Tuscany postcard place of Fiesole. The 1/2 hour I spent there was probably one of my more memorable aesthetic moments from Italy.

This was an opportunistic short of a window taken when the swirl of the crimson fabric caught my eye.

As you can see from the original shot, I almost didn’t bother processing it. The angle wasn’t right. But playing in PotatoShop revealed what was possible. Just as I was about to write this entry I decided that the shot needed more atmosphere, so I went ahead an did some selective black and white, added the vignette, and the Gaussian blur.

Red Curtain - Original

Red Curtain – Original


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Taken: 7 September, 2008
  • Focal length: 80mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

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