Greater New Orleans Bridge

I took this just as it started to sprinkle and we decided to get out of the rain. I got really lucky with the light on the water, but it was hard to pull out the cloud detail with that bright spot on the water. I particularly like the brighter light on the bridge in the background. It’s hard to see in an image of this size, but I noticed it when I was zooming in to check for spots/sensor dust.

I ended up using a couple of graduated filters on the water and the sky to adjust the colors on each without affecting the other too much. I’m happy to do a quick tutorial to show the progression if there is interest. Let me know in the comments.

There are a bunch of really great shots of this bridge on flickr (map).

  • Leah

    yes please!

  • John LeJeune

    Yes Jon! You’ll also get to use your fancy microphone.

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      This is why I bought the fancy microphone!

  • Dawn Ferragamo

    Yes, please

  • Written Dad

     The tutorial would be great. Please share.

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    It only took 5-6 months to get a tutorial posted! You can see it here: