How to retouch a photo for 500px

In this article I show the retouch I did for my most famous photo on 500px

Here is my most famous on 500px. I am going to show you how I retouched it:

Step 1. I do my usual retouch, highlight/shadows and black/whites. Then I add some vibrance and set the white balance on shade to add some magenta afterwards:

Step 2. I lower the clarity a little bit and crop the photo to make the overall photo more dynamic:


Step 3. I take a brush to add some fog under the bridge, and set two gradient filters on the top and bottom to create a vignette effect:

Step 4. I add a radial filter in the sky to make it warmer:

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