Veterans Memorial Bridge And Subway Tour

Over the weekend the boys and I made what is turning out to be an annual trek to the Veterans Memorial Bridge And Subway Tour.   This bridge connects Detroit Ave and Superior Ave over the Cuyahoga River in Downtown Cleveland.  Check out the map

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This is hosted by the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works.  They have held this tour on a summer holiday weekend in the past it has been on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.  They change the weekend every year.  You can see the press release for the event HERE.  Photos from our previous trips are on the blog.

The photo you see above is the front part of a trolly they have in the old station at the west end of the bridge.  As far as I can tell this is located under the intersection of Detroit Ave and West 25th Street.  The location that this photo was taken is extremely dark with only the light at the front of the trolly and several others.  I created the photo by taking 3 photos at varing exposures and combining them using a process known as High Dynamic Range Photography using the HDR Efex Pro V2 Software by Nik Software.  By using this technique I was able to combine the images and adjust them to make a much better photo, at least in my mind (that is all that matters, right?).

Version 2 of the software just released this weekend, I found out about it on Scott Kelby’s Blog where it was announced by RC.  The announcement also included a special price and deal for the weekend.  I have been using V1 of this software for about a year now and love it.  V2 adds a lot more option and is much faster.  I cant wait to use it more.

A video slideshow of my the photos taken:

and higher resolution versions they are also in the Veterans Memorial Bridge And Subway Tour (2012-07-07) Photo Album.  ENJOY!

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If you are interested in the history of this bridge, Ron Skinner found some information on the Trolly Line that use to run on this bridge and posted some links to his Facebook Page.  Here is what he found:

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