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Last night there was a snow storm moving into Louisville around midnight. As is usual when weather fronts come in around sunset the sky was amazingly colorful. I went down to Louisville Waterfront Park to shoot from the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge hoping that the clouds would hang around until the sun was below the horizon. I was in luck and after sunset the clouds were still over the city skyline though they were drifting southwest.
This HDR Panorama was created from four three frame bracket sets of +2, 0 and -2 EV exposures that were first merged in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 using the Balanced preset with the Detail slider set to Accentuated and the Drama slider set to Deep. After they were merged as HDR images the resulting four frames were merged into a panorama using Photoshop CS5. After completing the panorama merger I took the image into Aperture 3 where I straightened the horizon and cropped the image. In Aperture I also made adjustments to Contrast, Recovery, Sharpening and Color Channels