Sunrise at Towhead Island

Towhead Island
Towhead Island

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This image was taken early in the morning last month looking east from the Big Four Bridge. The island in the center of the image is named Towhead Island. It is where the barge operators park barges before organizing them into tows on the Ohio River. On the right hand side are the Louisville Metro Police docks and the University of Louisville Rowing club docks. If you look closely in the water between the island and the police docks you can see some ducks paddling out into the channel and their wakes.

I processed the image in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 to tone map and enhance the colors of the sunrise. I then returned it to Aperture 3 where I cropped it to a panoramic format and finished my adjustments. I applied the definition, vibrancy and sharpening adjustments in Aperture 3 along with a vignette around the edges.

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