While on assignment in old Montreal, I had the opportunity to photograph a bridge expanse at dusk. I was fortunate to be on a shipping dock with a large open area that afforded me a great view of the bridge, the water, and the sunset.
The image right out of the camera was beautiful. I used a Canon 5DMII with a 24-70mm lens on a tripod, with no on-camera filters. I recorded several frames, and then decided to enhance the mood slightly with the help of two Photoshop plug-in packages: NIK Color Efex Pro, and the OnOne Perfect Photo Suite. Using the Photoshop plug-ins to enhance a sunset is quick and easy … nothing that can’t be done directly through Photoshop … just a way to do it quicker with presets.
Then, with nothing specific in mind, I decided to play with the mood a bit. First, I liked the image warmer with a Brilliance and Warmth filter from the NIK plug-in.
Afterwards, just for the heck of it, I tried a cooling filter from OnOne.