Early February in Section One of the Ohio River Bridges Project I captured the images in this post. On this particular morning I was scouting the area around Adams Street into Main Street at Slugger Field looking for photos that would use the early morning light.
Kaelin’s Custom Cycles Hot Rod shop truck is a cool little vehicle with lots of character.
A short article about a 1952 International Harvester COE Rat Wrecker being built by Sam Humston in Louisville, Kentucky
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I thought I’d try a little B&W Effects from onOne to see how this image would turn out. It was composed to capitalize on the idea of circles but the color version was just too flat due to the lighting that day. I applied an antique process preset but I don’t recall which one I used. I like the way the mood of the image conveys another era of photography while containing contemporary subject matter.
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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.