We had a thick fog roll in last night just after dusk; I grabbed my camera and headed to a small water retention pond nearby. The pond has a series of wooden footbridges that have all seen better days; I’ve tried capturing them before, but this is the first time I’ve liked the results.
I tried to minimize (but not totally remove) the various color / temperature casts here and there. E.g., warm to the upper right. cool to the left. I added a little more contrast to the center and (through vignette and several gradients) darkened the edges in an attempt to focus attention and establish a “visual path” through the image. Dropped WB temp just a little to cool it off overall and obviously removed the warm overall color cast.
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I think this one would be a good candidate for BW conversion.
Did a perspective correction of the vertical lines and cropped out the lights in distance as they are a distraction (to me anyway).
Added a bit of local contrast to the foreground and just let the rest fade into the mist.
I love that - I had a tough time brighening it enough without removing the fog effect.
Love it! Very gloomy (which it was while I was there.)
Very nicely done. I love the way you balanced the mix of sodium vapor street lights and the white LEDs coming from the left. The inluded WB was because I had the camera set to CTE (which shifts the WB away from white instead of towards it.) I think this is my favourite colour interpretation!
In reality those vertical lines are not actually vertical - that bridge lists rather dramatically (it’s interesting to walk on ) I do like your B&W conversion, and your crop - the light from the freeway were distracting. I love the sense of depth you got by keeping the mist.