Posted on Mar.31, 2011, under Travel

(Olympus E-3 150-300mm at 300mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, Exposure 1/2500 sec @f/5.6)

Browsing through my Lightroom catalog this morning I came across this shot I took in North Myrtle Beach, SC in 2008. What caught my eye was the fog layer in this shot and I was suddenly inspired to work on this image. The thing I like most about this image is the way the new building is seen rising above the fog. The murky nature of the weather combined with the construction in the background made me think of a more industrial scene rather than a beach scene. As such, I processed the image to increase the murkiness.

Processing consisted of an initial crop and then using Silver Efex Pro 2 to create the final image. I increased the structure to bring out some detail in the upper clouds, and I increased contrast and reduced brightness. I added a bit of blue tone and picked an edge which I thought looked interesting. I don’t think it came out too bad for a few minutes work.

What do you think? Feel free to leave comments below.

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