OWPC – Smog

This week’s One Word Photo Challenge is Smog. You would think living as close as I do to a major city, there would be plenty of smog, and you would be right………..normally. I can frequently see it in the distance, a dirty brown haze towards to city, on my way to work. However at the moment, due to weather, prevailing winds, rain? We don’t seem to have much. That meant I had to get creative.

So this is Bolte Bridge in Melbourne, I took one image into Nik Efex and added a graduated fog filter (but from the top down, not bottom up), then I added a slight grey/brown mucky tinge to it. Kind of looks like a smog haze around the bridge. Possible a little too much for Melbourne, we never get it this bad.

Smog_After
Bolte Bridge with Smog Haze
Smog_Before
Bolte Bridge without Smog Haze

The other image is from the same day, slightly different angle and of course no smog.

-Julz