Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pic(k) of the week 27: Milano a year ago...

Temperatures are rising above 45C. Humidity reaches year long highs... Summers in Dubai are harsh!
Not a great place for outdoor photography! Being inside under the comfort of airconditioning makes it perfect to reflect back on some images of the past. While scrolling through my Lightroom 3 image library, I noticed that exactly one year ago I was in the fashion capital of Europe, Milano (Italy). Somehow a batch of images of that trip had never been processed. A perfect moment to give my brand new 27 inch iMac a workout!

Milan (Milano in Italian), a cosmopolitan city in the Northern part of Italy known for its high end shopping. It houses the oldest shopping mall in the world. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuel II, is a glass vaulted arcade named after Vittorio Emanuel II, the first king of Italy.
The image above shows the central glass dome. The building was completed in 1877 and has been an important step towards the modern glazed and enclosed shopping malls. It houses shops like Prada, Guicci, Louis Vuitton, but interesting enough also a Mac Donalds. A bit out of place if you ask me!

Image details:
Nikon D700 with 14-24mm 2.8
ISO 200, 14mm, f2.8, 1/320
Lightroom 3 processed 
Contrast improved with Nik Software Color Efex 

More images from Milano here!

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