Sunrise Over the Ohio River Bridges Project

Ohio River Bridges Project Morning
Ohio River Bridges Project Morning

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Today’s HDR image is from the Ohio River Bridges Project, Downtown Span, being built by Walsh Construction on the Ohio River in Louisville Kentucky; they are now working on the foundation for every pier across the river. This view is from the Indiana shore in Jeffersonville looking east. There are cranes on barges across the river; each one doing some piece of work essential to the foundation prep work. Looking south there are also cranes along the horizon where work is also progressing on the rebuilding of Louisville’s Spaghetti Junction which will tie the existing freeways into the new Ohio River Downtown Span.

I used my usual three bracket set of -2, 0 and +2 EV to capture the broad dynamic range in the scene. In my processing I first merged the three images in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 where I tone-mapped it before bringing the HDR image back into Aperture and into onOne Perfect Layers where I used some adjustment layers to intensify and enhance to colors in the scene. I also applied my sharpening in onOne Perfect Effects before saving the image for the web from Aperture 3.

15 thoughts on “Sunrise Over the Ohio River Bridges Project

  1. Beautiful Nick! I’m thinking it might be Monday’s sunrise(?)…..I was driving home from work that morning admiring it and wishing I was down at the river to see it…….beautiful shot!

    1. It was Tuesday morning Karen. I’m happy to hear you like the image. Things that are rising out of the water are really beginning to transform the river’s face to the world. It will certainly be interesting to see the towers start to rise early next year. Thanks again for the kind comments.

  2. Masterful as always Nick, better than real.

    I also tried to leave a comment of your site after establishing a profile in WordPress/Gravatar but don’t see it there yet, not sure why.

    Henceforth I’ll be receiving your artwork direct.

    1. Thanks for the kind words erb and thanks too for signing up for updates.

      Regarding the fact that you didn’t see your comment: The first time someone comments I need to approve the content; it’s a safeguard against spammers that is built into WordPress.

    1. Thanks Heather, I have always loved saturated color and strive for a believable saturation in most of my images. Mornings such as this offer so much richness and make getting out early worth it.

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