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The Chain Bridge viewed from the top of the hill where the cable car stops. When the lights come on, they stay green for a few seconds and then become yellow. It looks nicer with the green lights.


The shot:

- 1.3, 5.0 and 20 second shots.

- Aperture at f20 to get the nice sparkles on the lights.



- HDR with details enhancer.



- Blend the Photomatix HDR with the 5.0 sec exposure to eliminate some artifacts in the green lights over the bridge.

- Imagenomic noise reduction.

- Unsharp mask with radius 140 at a small percentage.

- Used gradient on the sky to darken the top.

- Layer with Soft Light belnding for contrast.

- Blue filter on sky and water.

- Curves with lumniosity mask to enhance contrast.

- Clone out two lights at the bottom.

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Taken on May 17, 2009