Over Nashville

I love taking this shot when I visit Nashville - in fact, I have taken a lot of them from here.  It's just such a great view, so I try and hit it every time I return.  I love being up on the Shelby Pedestrian Bridge and looking down at the river and all the twinkly lights of Nashville.  Add in the reflections of the lights in the river - and if you are lucky, some dramatic skies - and you get a winner every time!

Usually I shoot this one at sunset, but this time it was a sunrise/early morning shot.  I had to get up and head to the airport that morning, but just HAD to make time for grabbing some brackets up here, over Nashville.  It's a beauty at sunset, but in the early hours of the morning, when the rest of the city seems to be sleeping - it's a kind of magic.

Technicals: Nikon D700, 7 exposure HDR, f/9, 14-24mm wide angle lens (at 15mm)

Software: Photomatix, Color Efex Pro, Aperture