Lou McLove  

Industrial Sunrise by Lou McLove

February 2021 - Industrial Sunrise

February 2021 - Lou McLove


About the Image(s)

I took this image of a refinery, I was in a nearby parking lot at the time. I took the images on a chilly Sunday morning, I guess the atmospheric conditions made the vapors stand out more than usual.

I took the image with my DJI Mavic Pro and I made some adjustments to the image in Photoshop.

2 comments posted

Don Stouder   Don Stouder
First off, I really like the composition of the shot. In comparing the shot to the original, it appears to me that you wanted lighten the darker parts of the foreground to make it standout.

But I think you did that at the expense of the highlights in the sky and clouds. They are too bright for my taste, and come close to being blown out.

Perhaps you could get more what you were presumably after by using the Shadows and Highlights command or even a Linear Gradient. As you know there are several more tools that would help you deal with the contrast between the sky and the darker foreground.   Posted: 02/02/2021 21:09:47
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Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Hello Don,
Thanks for the comments and the critique. I played around with this image quite a bit (I deliberately lightened the vapors) and I thought I preferred the version I submitted. I felt that my version showed how I remember the scene looking. However, after reading your comments I tend to agree with you that the darker clouds are more interesting. Thanks.   Posted: 02/04/2021 07:07:42


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