Chianti is dotted with wonderful old villages and Castello’s that I am able to visit while teaching location workshops every October. I pulled this image to work on after hearing from a client that he and his wife are going to be joining me for the Tuscan workshop that finishes up in Rome. The village cats were taking shelter from the rain in this little passage way adding to the character of this image. When I am teaching I am always looking for interesting compositions for the class and subjects that have character and stand out. Often the rain ads that little extra character to an already interesting image.
After a few adjustments in Photoshop CS6 I used Nik software Color Efex Pro to give this image a little punch.
After processing this image as a color image I used Silver Efex Pro 2 to make a wonderful black and white image.