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January 30, 2014
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I wanted to get an interesting shot of this bridge before it was
dismantled and sold as scrap as a new one is being built right beside
it. I wanted to convey that it still had some fight left in it and by taking
a 30 second exposure it seems to become a little animated (to me anyways).
I titled it “Jaws” and will be sad to see it go.DSC_2158-2-2.jpg

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January 30, 2014
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Sorry that this image appears quite dark. In the original it has a lot
more range between the lights and darks. Will have to crank up the
brightness and change a couple of other settings before I post another
b&w night shot I guess.
Dale.

January 30, 2014
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With is very cool, Dale. At the first glimpse I didn’t figure out what created the motion on the bridge, but I guess now I see that it is bridge opening or closing. I would assume you added the moon to the photo? 

January 30, 2014
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Oksana
The bridge was closing and yes -thanks to your tutorial I figured out how
to add the moon to the image using Ps.
It was a 30 second exposure taken after a boat had passed under the bridge.
Dale.

January 31, 2014
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I’ve had a similar issue with B&W pics that they appear a lot darker when I post here them then they look on the screen in photoshop.  So did you photoshop the moon?

January 31, 2014
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Really like the perceived movement…..not sure about the moon.
You might want to experiment with some of Lightroom’s presets.
Here are a few.  The first is as you’ve posted.  I’ve named the others by their preset name.
1-old-bridge-as-posted.jpg2-BW-Look-5.jpg3-Creamtone.jpg4-Selenium-Tone.jpg

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January 31, 2014
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I like the second and third adjustments the best… what did you think Mandrake?

January 31, 2014
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Mandrake – I’m agreeing with mscharff – 2nd and 3rd are really good. Thanks for the
work you did to make the image much better. 
Dale.

January 31, 2014
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The first is the original.  My favorite is Creamtone (the third).
I think the the second (black and white look 5) is a little too bright. 
The last is interesting, but a bit artificial with the blue tone.

Dale… There is no real “work” involved with this.
Just a single click on the built in presets available in Lightroom.
It is well worth the effort to see what Lr presets can do,
and eventually go about creating your own.

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February 1, 2014
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Mandrake
Advice appreciated and taken.
Will make sure and check out all presets in Lr.
Right now I’m trying to figure out Ps as well.
Dale.

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