Bridge over troubled water.

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Pedestrian bridge that was washed away recently. I with there was more seperation between the bridges and the greenery, but hey.


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Love it!!! I'm assuming your shutter speed was slow for the foggy-ish water effect?
 
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Can you try some filter effects and maybe get more separation? Not sure how you do your B&W conversions, so maybe that has already been tried???
 
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Can you try some filter effects and maybe get more separation? Not sure how you do your B&W conversions, so maybe that has already been tried???

Like make it color?

I just dump the saturation the raw editor and then tweak the settings after that.


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The green areas were darkened during the conversion. You need to pull the green slider down until the trees are much lighter than the bridge. There might be a point where they become much too light and look very strange, but maybe you'll get good separation before you reach that point.
 
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The green areas were darkened during the conversion. You need to pull the green slider down until the trees are much lighter than the bridge. There might be a point where they become much too light and look very strange, but maybe you'll get good separation before you reach that point.

That was a pro tip right there!

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Can you try some filter effects and maybe get more separation? Not sure how you do your B&W conversions, so maybe that has already been tried???

Like make it color?

I just dump the saturation the raw editor and then tweak the settings after that.


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No, I don't mean like make it color; I mean using some filter effects in Lightroom, or other editing app. Like Orange filter, Green filter,Yellow filter for example...just the Adobe Lightroom default ones...

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Green filter

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Orange filter and finally, the old, classic Yellow filter. As you can see, the Yellow filter provides a LOT of separation between the bridge and the greenery, just with one,single click.
 

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Another good tip!
 

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