Photographer's Note

Royal Palace of Turin or Palazzo Reale, is a palace in Turin, northern Italy. It was the royal palace of the House of Savoy, built for the Madama Reale Christine Marie of France in the seventeenth century.

Turin, today the capital of Piedmont, was a capital of the House of Savoy from the 12th to the 19th centuries and the Royal Palace contains much evidence of their aristocratic lifestyle. The royal family resided in the palace from 1645. Its rooms are decorated with rich tapestries and a collection of Chinese and Japanese vases. The Royal Armory houses an extensive array of arms, including examples from the 16th and 17th centuries.

This image shows one the the entrance ornamental statues.

Tech note: I tried to simulate what was the technique of the artists to colorize old images of an age when there were no colors. I remember to see some of my grandparents' post cards and although the result was not quite real, I always enjoyed the purpose of bring some of the colors to the monotones. Those images have an interesting atmosphere. Well, of course the process in photoshop is much more easier and cleaner than the chemistry but it still takes some time for a convicent result (not natural but similar to the old process).
I basically desaturated the original image. Using the b&w version, I worked on layers, masks, curves and color tones to create the desired colors. The original one was used only as the reference for the colors. At this time, no lens distortion adjustment.
Hope you like it.

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