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Severn Bridge 05

By TheRead
Taken this morning from Black rock on the Welsh side of the bridge, let me know your thoughts

Tags: General Landscape and travel


21 Dec 2009 6:45PM
Fantastic shot

mitchy81 12 1 18 England
21 Dec 2009 9:33PM
Nicely silhouetted bridge and silky feel over all, I'm presuming you used the 10stop on this. My only thoughts would be an earlier shot as the sun appears over horizon.
CathR 14 151 564 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 11:44AM
I love the feel of this Tom. The colours in the sky and the water are very beautiful and as Phil says the silky feel adds to the effect. This extends to the bridge which has a lovely ethereal look to it.

My only concern is the brightness of the sun. It is quite hard on the eyes and is a bit at odds with the softness of the rest of the shot. As Phil suggests an earlier shot may have been better. I have uploaded a mod for you where I have tried to tone down the bright light a little. I made a new layer, picked up a couple of colours from the sky using the eye dropper and used filter>render>clouds. I then applied the layer at about 70% opacity over the sun area and the reflection to tone it down. See what you think.

Best wishes

TheRead 12 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 6:16PM
Thank you both for the comments, and thanks Cath for the Mod, i shall play with photoshop tonight Smile
I got myself out of bed earlier this morning, it was worth it!

Paul_T Plus
13 6 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 5:11PM
Very nice composition and like the smoothness to it all, but to me, the whole thing is a little over exposed, and agree with MITCHY81 that an earlier shot would have been better. I would also maybe not shoot right into the sun when it's this high. Hope this helps,


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