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Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Columbia Restaurant

The Columbia Restaurant by bichonphoto
The Columbia Restaurant, a photo by bichonphoto on Flickr.

The Hernandez Gonzmart family has operated this historic restaurant since 1905 when they opened in Tampa's Historic Ybor City, which today is Florida's Oldest restaurant, and the World's Largest Spanish restaurant. Today, 4th & 5th generation family members work hard to preserve the family's legacy that their great-grandfather Casimiro Hernandez Sr. created over 100 years ago when he opened the Columbia as a corner café frequented by local cigar workers. They have a fantastic 1905 salad, which is a favorite of mine. This photo was taken with the HDR Pro app and then fine tuned in PS Express by making exposure and saturation adjustments. The lower photo is a three exposure HDR taken with the Nikon 7000 and processed in Photomatix Pro using tonemapping with a grunge effect.

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