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Mackinaw Bridge, sunset

 
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Oct 16, 2014 21:24 |  #1

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Oct 17, 2014 07:57 |  #2

Nice shot. See how you like it with the rock on the right cropped out. It sort of draws the eye away from the bridge. The one on the left is okay.

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Oct 17, 2014 08:11 |  #3

Thanks. I did try that and somehow it looked empty. I will post it when I get home.


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Oct 17, 2014 11:19 |  #4

What a beautiful scene! I could be wrong, but is the horizon slightly tilted to the left?


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Oct 17, 2014 11:32 |  #5

Not a very interesting scene. The color looks off and possibly oversharpened or overprocessed. Your subject is too small in the frame and the rest of the shot is mostly negative space essentially. I'm more drawn to the rock in the lower left than anything and that shouldn't be a focal point. Try filling the frame more with your subject.


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Oct 18, 2014 20:35 |  #6

nice image. what kind of post processing did you do?




  
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Oct 18, 2014 23:50 |  #7

Levels, shadows ( the original was rather dark), clarity brush on the bridge, vibrance up to 17 then desaturated water a bit, noise brush on the sky.


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Oct 19, 2014 17:35 |  #8

I like the way the sunlight plays with its warming effect off the bridge.

I'd consider cropping out some negative space: a bunch of the sky off the top and crop out the rock on the left from the bottom. The remaining rock on the right will give you balance with the bridge.

I was hoping for a great sunrise for a shot on the bridge a little over a year ago, but the day broke grayish and never gave me anything good.

Thanks for sharing!


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Oct 20, 2014 09:49 |  #9

Thank you, will try cropping more. I kind of like seeing a lot of sky, makes it less about the bridge and more about the scenery.

Here's another shot taken about 16 min earlier than the first one, you can see that a lot of the orange glow from the sun is not there yet as the sun wasn't low enough.

Unfortunately I couldn't get the setting sun in frame from where I was standing. I will probably clone the puddles of water at the lower 3rd of the frame away.

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