The Daily Photo #6- Centerline

The Daily Photo- January 6th, 2016.

By Tim Neumann of Softlite


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ISO 400,­ 1/60, 1/250, 1/1000 sec. @ f/16, 11mm. Final Version.

I tend to look for leading lines and symmetry in a lot of my work, as I find that visually engaging. This shot of the Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati fits that bill nicely.

There are a few components involved in getting this shot. First of all, once I decided upon the scene and the symmetry I wanted in that scene, I needed to make sure my photo assistant was monitoring the traffic coming from my backside. This is not done without questioning, “Have I been nice to this person lately?” Hey, you never know.

Prior to taking the shot I evaluated the scene and knew that I was dealing with a dynamic range issue. That being taken into account, I shot this as a three (3) frame bracket (one at 2 stops under, one at the middle exposure reading and one at two stops over). I first processed the three individual frames to an HDR image with NIK’s HDR Efex Pro 2 and then processed that result into a Black & White in NIK’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

Here is the HDR image before black and white conversion.

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HDR before b&w conversion.
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