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This HDR image was taken from the Big Four Bridge a couple of weeks ago. It was a cold crisp morning and the blue sky reflected in the Ohio River was stunning. I framed the shot between two bridge beams to include both the Big Four Bridge, the Kennedy Bridge as well as the Walsh Construction Company crane and drilling rig for the new Downtown Crossing Bridge.
I shot a three frame bracket set using +2, 0 and -2 EV exposures which were later merged using NIK HDR EFex Pro 2. I applied the Balanced preset in NIK HDR EFex Pro 2 and then returned the merged file to Aperture 3 for final processing. It didn’t need a lot of adjustment just some minor tweaks to the Definition, Highlights, Black Point and Mid-contrast before applying Sharpening and a Vignette.