Louis Lo  

Bridge at Sunset by Louis Lo

February 2021 - Bridge at Sunset

About the Image(s)

I took this photo at 1st Feb, I simply adjusted the hue/saturation and brightness/contrast by PS, lighting up the the front bridge but kept the end darkness for highlight the sunlight. Camera setting, Fujifilm GFX 50R with Hasselblad 28mm Lens 1/40s F/9 ISO100

7 comments posted

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
To my eye you have nailed one of the two key components of an image - the color and lighting component. For me the oranges and the grays work well in harmony. I feel that you have done an excellent job with the sharpness, DoF and focus.

From my experience there is not enough to hold the eye in the image. I have taken the liberty in the VF of significantly cropping to make the distant bridge work and the setting sun large enough to (for my eye) hold the viewer's eye at that point. I will be interested to hear your thoughts.   Posted: 02/06/2021 18:34:44
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Louis Lo   Louis Lo
Gary, that is a good suggestion, but I would like to keep the shadow on the water, so maybe move up a bit. Thanks.   Posted: 02/08/2021 09:18:03

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Louis, what a provocative image. The red sun in the distance placed between the two rises in the bridge makes this image pop. The only tweak I might offer is an alternative way to incorporate Gary's suggestion: I'd suggest using content aware fill to replace the buildings to the right of the bridge. Then, that sun will have even more pop?   Posted: 02/07/2021 20:01:59
Louis Lo   Louis Lo
Thanks Charles, agreed you suggestion to remove those buildings..   Posted: 02/08/2021 09:19:09
Louis Lo   Louis Lo
Thanks Charles, agreed you suggestion to remove those buildings..   Posted: 02/08/2021 09:19:10

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Hi Louis, I like the main symmetric of your image and the sun color, and also the orange color of sky. I suggest if the bottom of the bridge could be increase shadow little to brighter. Nice texture of the water wave. Thanks for sharing   Posted: 02/13/2021 22:23:15

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Super, super shot. Ditto on what's said above. I think some content aware replacement and a 9x16 format with some dodging to lighten the upper bridge structure and burning to make the inside blacker adds a little more drama. I also put the sun at the 1/3 line. Here's the image so you can see what I mean. Really, really like the tones in this image!   Posted: 02/20/2021 15:41:09
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