Pittsburgh, PA – Clemente Bridge (HDR)

Clemente Bridge HDR

NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix

Here is one last shot from Pittsburgh for a bit…it is an HDR of the Clemente Bridge.  Here is some info from the web:

The Roberto Clemente Bridge, also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, spans the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player Roberto Clemente, it is one of three parallel bridges called The Three Sisters, the others being the Rachel Carson Bridge and the Andy Warhol Bridge. The Three Sisters are self-anchored suspension bridges and are significant because they are the only trio of nearly identical bridges—as well as the first self-anchored suspension spans—built in the United States. The bridge was renamed on August 6, 1998. It is closed to vehicular traffic on Pirates’ and Steelers’ game days, providing a pedestrian route to PNC Park and Heinz Field.  The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation in cooperation with the Riverlife Task Force, the City of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne Light Company, funded and managed the architectural lighting of the bridge. On November 20, 2002, the bridge was lit for the first time.

I have walked over this bridge many times heading to see the Pirates games.  Such great views of the the park going to the game and wonderful views of the city when walking back at night.  This HDR captures the feel of the bridge.  It was perfect timing…the storm above drenched Pittsburgh about 15 minutes later after I took this shot.  I set up my tradition 5 exposures, cable release, tripod for this shot and post processed in Photomatix.   I always enjoy my visit to the “Burgh”.  If I had more time, I’d surely try to HDR every bridge near downtown.  This city has such character.  You can just tell it was a hard working area back in the days.   Enjoy!

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