Heading To Shore
This is another one from the National Harbor. I was on a path that leads to somewhere but I stopped when it was going to go through a tunnel under the freeway. My objective was the National Harbor area and not wandering down paths. It just happened that when I snapped this the dragon boat was heading in toward the shore area and I thought it looked cool in the image. I have the same image without it but I think it adds some drama balances things nicely.
When I went to edit this one I debated on going through a bunch of filters and other junk but I didn’t. It just looked cool almost straight out of the camera and I wasn’t going to mess with it. Sometimes an image just says don’t touch so I listened to it. Just a slight curves adjustment and some minor dodging and burning. The only filter I masked in was adding some dehaze and clarity to the sky only just to give the clouds some texture. I did add an unsharpened mask this time to give the colors some separation.