Burton J Lomax

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The Bat Bridge

In January of this year, I visited Austin, TX for the first time.  Beautiful city!  They were not there this time of year, but in the summer, there is a massive colony of bats that inhabit the space under this bridge.  This is South Congress Avenue looking across the Colorado River towards downtown Austin.

This is the original image...

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From here I removed some branches in the foreground, added some color, enhanced the reflection of the sky in the building in the center with a radial filter in Lightroom, and ended up with this...

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Then I did some cropping toned down some color, and darkened the blacks to give some more detail to the buildings and add a bit of contrast to the concrete under the bridge. This, as of right now is the final edit.

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Thank you for the tutorial!  I found it well presented and easy to understand and follow.

Looking forward to thoughts...

Burton J Lomax

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