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By TimothyDMorton  
This capture is the same bridge as featured in my previous upload and such is a 1916 bridge on SCOUT LAND in Guelph, Ontario.

One home opened this RAW capture in Camera-in-the-RAW where I set the SATURATION all the way to the right and CONTRAST all the way to the left and moved the black tab towards the middle, now opened this capture where I then usied in Adobe Photoshop Elements used the FILTER, PHOTO EFFECT and used SEPIA till it was in the middle and then resized to 401 x 600 px, and then fooled till happy with the UNSHARP MASK and then saved as JPEG for sharing with you all.

This being the last upload from my morning in Guelph in September 2015.

Tags: Digital Bridge Architecture Sepia Ontario Guelph 1916 YESTER-YEAR

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pablophotographer 11 2.1k 431
28 Sep 2015 10:29AM
hi Timothy,

I did notice the 1916 date after some looking around in the pic...they must be getting ready to celebrate its century then?
I like the quite suitable treatment you have done to it, it looks like a picture from about that time, haha.
My suggestion is in regards to framing. I do not know how far above the water the bridge is, I can not distinguish in the current frame, bottom part looks too dark. As I am not aware of the traffic situation at the time I can not know if this tight framing you have chosen is due to that reason. I would have like to be able to see what there is below. But that might had to include unwanted sightings from the right side of your bigger frame. The plants on the corner? I think i could do with less of them in the frame.
I noticed an interesting pattern in your frame and my modification would focus on it. It keeps the dimensions of the width the same with the original. The height of the picture though is being reduced. Frame starts from top left corner and goes down to the first horizontal element of the fridge , which I don't think is used as a handrail. A horizontal cropping just below that makes the new frame look square in my eyes. The curved bar on top is contrasted by the horizontal bar on the bottom accompanied by two curves in different directions the one on the left that comes forth and the one on the right that points backwards, exactly as vehicles and people do on a bridge! An interesting triangular pattern is revealed in the middle. Cropping also has resulted in presenting the bridge to a bigger scale in the frame pumping up its glory.
Doesn't that look suitable tribute to it?
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 431
28 Sep 2015 10:31AM
editorial correction: please read fridge as bridge, lol
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4333 Canada
28 Sep 2015 4:59PM
Can you resize it to 1,000 pixels and save as maximum quality, and then select the modifications tab, upload a modification, and select your larger version please?
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2015 9:12AM
I think you have overdone the 'fooling' a bit. There is a strong story in there, but I would have included a bit more bridge, then gone for a pin sharp high contrast deep brown sepia.

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2015 3:57PM
I rather like the composition, though I would appreciate a bit more space, the effect is somewhat cramped. But the use of portrait is clever, it conveys the height of arches and supports.

I have just uploaded a modification - I slightly adjusted light, darkening highlights and lightening shadows by just a few % each. But the main thing I have done is to adjust the sepia toning.

As uploaded, this has a pinkish tinge which looks rather muddy. Here's what I did, in Elements:

Enhance > Adjust colour > Colour variations. Then click on Decrease blue.

Then Enhance > Adjust colour > Adjust hue / saturation. Move the Saturation slider to minus 30%.

This gives a colder, cleaner look to my eye.

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