Red Alert

Red Alert

At the top of a high building you will often find a red light or two – these ones have energy saving lightbulbs in them, which is nice. You see them on the top of cranes as well.

They are there to warn low flying planes that there is something in the flight path should they be in this area…of course we just use them as a photo opportunity.

This image is something I rarely do…an almost straight out of camera shot.

I had taken brackets as always, but tonemapping it just brought out way too much detail…for once this was something I didn’t want. The normal bracket was almost perfect as it was, but the lightbulbs were a little blown out, so I masked in a little bit from the -2 bracket to bring back the orange tint.

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8 Responses to Red Alert

  1. Red AlertWow great effect. Nice shot.

  2. Red AlertGreat low-key minimalism! Good use of masking!

  3. Red Alertwow – amazing capture – cool lighting!

    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

  4. Chris Nitz says:

    I dig the simple nature on this, and it is a nice change 🙂

  5. A.Barlow says:

    Awesome shot! Really like this one today.