Shot during a week full of clouds and cold weather.
All of a sudden the clouds where breaking and the last sun rays of the sunset where setting the sky on fire.
I quickly went to Haarlem and shot this beautiful autumn evening light.
I was fortunate enough to be shooting the bridge on a morning when the wind speed had dropped to 1mph, which helped me get a clear reflection in the water. Despite the fact that the boats beneath the bridge were moored quite loosely and slowly swaying, I also captured a brighter exposure of the boats, and then isolated them in Photoshop with the pen tool so that I could selectively mask in the brighter exposure and add saturation and contrast. I then just spent some time dodging and burning the bridge to recover some of the shadows and to emphasise the glow from the lamplight cast along the bridge’s stonework.