Graffiti Reflection

Reflection of a graffiti'd bridge
Graffiti Reflections
Still water, morning clouds and fog burning off, and morning make for some great reflection shots. The same bridge as featured for week 44 is shown here a little bit later from a different position. I had planned on this being an HDR image so took my usual five exposures. Post processing wise I used a relatively new program Topaz Labs PhotoFX Lab, which allows me to work with layers, and to use their different plugins in one easy to run session. I wanted to make sure I brought out detail in the bridge and sky, but didn't have that same detail come out in the water reflection. So in PhotoFX Lab I ran the whole photo through Adjust and Detail, then masked out the water from that version with the original version. I think it worked out pretty nicely.

But I didn't stop there. I was processing this photo about the same time I took my week 45 photo, so I had Halloween on the brain when I took the orignal HDR version into Silver Efex, hit the Film Noir preset (I wanted dramatic) and liked what I saw, grain and all. Same photo, just different mindsets and visions for the finished product. .

B&W graffiti'd bridge
Spooky Bridge

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