Sydney Harbour Bridge

I generally find that by adding some tonal contrast to your images they will gain some additional impact for your images to stand out.

The image above was captured with a Nikon D700 camera and 24-120mm lens at 28mm. The image has been captured on the south side of the Sydney Harbour bridge. The Sydney Harbour bridge is a much photographed subject and I wanted to do something a little different with it.

I find that a couple of small adjustments to an image can effectively give the image some more impact.

  • ┬áThe above image was processed in Nikon Capture NX2, which I find very good to get the best out of your Nikon NEF image files.
  • I really like the effect of NIK software and the various options it offers. In this above image I used NIK Tonal Contrast, to increase the contrast between the tones in the image. I am very happy with the effect of the tonal contrast adjustments, particularly where there is any brick work, rock formations or water ripples, it makes the variations in tones more prominent.
  • The image was then given a slight increase in saturation.
  • The final stage of processing was to resize the image and a final sharpen.
There is no doubt to me that the changes implemented had a major improvement to the quality of the image.