Do not adjust your screen or move your mobile phone around. The composition is about as simple as it gets. Fading lines on a grey canvas. The lines are barely visible and that is the intent.
For this shot, the main consideration is to make sure the lines are focused, which is a tad bit more challenging than normal with the focus point on the very thin line.
Processing Notes: Even with such a simple composition with no color, there are considerations in post processing – namely the color tone of the grey. The camera will attempt to achieve a middle grey tone and exposure meter will reflect as such, but the question is whether middle grey is actually the tone that should have been captured in-camera or will that need to be adjusted in post. For this photograph the highlights, shadows, whites, AND blacks were adjusted up, effectively increasing the exposure, resulting in a whiter/brighter grey than was metered and captured. As to why I did not just boost the exposure slider (1 adjustment slider) instead adjusting 4 sliders, I have more control on the photograph making minute adjustments than the overall exposure slider.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 40mm, f/5, 1/160 sec
Cameron Park (CA), Disappearing Power Lines, Fog. Cameron Park, CA. January 14, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.