Isola Delle Femmine Harbour

Isola Delle Femmine Harbour at twilight.

Isola Delle Femmine Harbour

This photo of Isola Delle Femmine harbour was taken during the blue hour just after sunset. I like to shoot at this time of the day when the warm colour from the street and building lights contrasts nicely with the still blue sky. Isola Delle Femmine is a small town in the province of Palermo in north western Sicily. The town gets its name from the small island, a short distance from this harbour, where the only building is the deserted ruin of a womans prison. Isola Delle Femmine harbour is protected by a wall constructed from concrete blocks with a road and path leading around to the boat moorings, which makes it easy to get to this viewpoint.

The photo was taken with a Canon 5D mk3 and 16-35mm f/2.8L lens and settings were 35mm, ISO 100, 4 seconds at f/8. As some of the lights were very bright and were blown out , I captured a shorter exposure of 1 second and blended it in post processing using a layer mask in Photoshop. I then used On1 Effects 10 to get the final look that I wanted for the image.

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