Featured Reader HDR Image – Stephen P

Today’s Reader HDR Image comes from Stephen Presutti
(Thanks BTW to everyone that has submitted images this week, very cool!)

Here’s what Stephen has to say about his image:

This image was shot in the Piazza Navano in Rome, Italy.  The name of the church escapes me right now, I’m sure It can be found online. (Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone)  It was nearing evening, and the sky just looked amazing.  One of those time where you get small white clouds with a crisp blue sky behind it.  I knew any shot in this plaza that included the sky would look great.
Stephen used the folllowing equipment & processing
Nikon D7000
f/6.3 ISO 100
3-image handheld bracket by 2 stops
Tone Mapped in Photomatix Pro 4.1
Further post-processing in Lightroom 3 (Clarity, Exposure, Crop to straighten and center)
Here is Stephen beautiful image of Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone in the Piazza Navano in Rome, Italy ( Click for larger view)
Just for reference for the scale in the Piazza, Stephen included this image too
Beautiful Image Stephen. You did a great job on it and your were right to get that great sky in the image. There is just something about the skies and the light in Italy. I’m not sure what it is but it NEEDS to be captured. I was in this exact spot 7 years ago and I can attest to what a wonderful place it is. Of course I had no idea what HDR even was then.
Thanks for sharing such a great image and bringing back memories of a cool place and for sharing with us a sight that not everyone gets to visit…but they should.
To see more of Stephen’s work visit his newly updated website at

The above images are the sole property and copyright of Stepehn Presutti and may not be reproduced without permission, all rights reserved.
Thanks again Stephen. Send more if you get to some other great places!


  1. Dale Smith February 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I love both of Stephen’s images. I am always drawn to tight architectural images like this and this one is a beauty for the sky and the light on the central dome. But I really love the shot of the whole plaza with the light contrasts on the two sides of the streets, the offset fountain, and the colors of people’s clothes. Way cool image.
    Dale Smith

  2. Miguel Palaviccini February 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Nice images Stevers. 🙂

  3. Stephen Presutti February 19, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Thanks Peter for the post and the kind words! I can’t wait to see more of your great images.

  4. Duane February 20, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    Beautiful location. Love the architecture.

  5. Patrick Monaghan February 20, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Beatiful shot Stephen. I’m headed to Italy this summer, looks like I need to add a new wide angle to my shopping list.

  6. JBowman February 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Fantastic images Stephen. Love the sky in both and I love the perspective in the second one. Well done!

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