The Daily Photo- January 6th, 2016.
By Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com
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.