Judith Ponti-Sgargi  

Solar and Electrical Power by Judith Ponti-Sgargi

January 2021 - Solar and Electrical Power

About the Image(s)

Settings: f 14, 1/20 sec, ISO 100, 40 mm, tripod, remote, Nikon d7200

Location: London, Ontario, on a bridge overlooking an expressway.

I used an old image because I wanted to learn how to edit sunset images to create a sillhoutte effect with the image.

1. Global edits in LR.
2. In PS, converted the image to a smart object and applied Color Effex Pro, tonal contrast and the detail extract filters with control points to the sky.
3. Saved the image back to PS, then applied a curve, moved the black point to the right, and painted through a black mask to keep the foreground completely black.
4. Adjusted the curve to create midpoint contrast in the sky.

5 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
A cool idea, to show the morning glow on these lines and makes it come out and pop,   Posted: 01/09/2021 18:50:53

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
Not the best position to photograph the sunset/sunrise but really emphasizes the impact of man on the beauty of nature. We need more solar panels.   Posted: 01/10/2021 11:54:37

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Vibrant background colors of the sky make this image interesting. Lots of wires, but that is part of the story suggested by the title.   Posted: 01/15/2021 09:17:27

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Beauty and the Beast. Personally, I like images like this. There's no getting away from manmade artifacts interacting with landscapes etc no matter how much some people don't want it.   Posted: 01/17/2021 04:45:13

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Judith, Wonderful colour in the sky, I like the way the towers and the power lines breaks up the mass of colour and tells the story of the infrastructure required to maintain our lifestyles against the beauty of nature.   Posted: 01/19/2021 00:20:21


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