Golden Gate Haze

There’s almost always haze lazing over San Francisco. This isn’t a great photo, *but* it’s much better than the original. And, as it turns out, it’s one of the only photos I have left of our trip to San Francisco. I did the UNSPEAKABLE as a photographer. When we got home, I did not back up my files. And several months down the road, as we were preparing for another trip, I just assumed that I *had* backed up all the files. Format. Realize error. Cry. Kick myself every time I think about it. Sigh.

The Golden Gate Bridge sits in haze behind some trees in the foreground. NotSoSAHM

Golden Gate Haze – ProjectEdit365 – 07 Sep

The original was very hazy and dull. I increased the exposure, highlights, and vibrancy. I then used an adjustment brush to increase the clarity, contrast, and saturation of the bridge. I also used the individual red color slider to increase the saturation. I adjusted the hue and luminance to make it look the way I wanted. I used a different adjustment brush on the trees to decrease the shadows on them. I used a small vignette to finish it. So instead of a pretty unusable photo, I at least got something out of it! Here’s the original:

07september

 

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