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Mac Arthur Causeway - HDR

Mac Arthur Causeway - Miami, FL


About it


The MacArthur Causeway is a six lane highway that links downtown Miami, Florida with the city of Miami Beach. The roadway (State Road A1A) crosses the Biscayne Bay south of the Venetian Causeway and north of the Port of Miami. Along the way it passes along and over several islands, including Watson Island, Palm Island, Hibiscus Island, Star Island, and an unnamed island formed by the fill from dredging a channel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Port. The dock of the Fisher Island Ferry and an intersection with Alton Road (SR 907) mark the eastern end of the causeway. Adjacent to the Miami Herald building, the western end leads to Interstate 395 and the Dolphin Expressway.


The shot


Yesterday I went to a very popular spot to take a few photos of the Miami sunset. To my surprise walking down the Mac Arthur Causeway I saw this beautiful frame and decided to give it a shot. I was really lucky to get it like this as well as the sunset. I used my great Sigma 10-20mm lens to be able to capture the magnificent size and architecture of the bridge.




1.- Photomatix Pro HDR generated and Toned Mapped (3 exposures -2,0,+2).

2.- Sharpening on the background.

3.- Curves adjustment layer to increase contrast (linear).

4.- Saturation adjustment layer to increase the darkness of the skies.

5.- Saturation adjustment layer to decrease the lightness of the sun.


Thank you.

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Taken on February 12, 2010