This was a single exposure HDR tone mapped from a single RAW file. Post processing was done using Photoshop. I applied a gradient map and the Orton Effect to this photo, and also blended some of the original image back in. I thought this was going to be a quick process, but it ended up taking way longer than it should have. The downfall of being a perfectionist ;-)
Software Used for Processing Photo:
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust – Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise – Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz Clean – Photoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.
Photography Style: High Dynamic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Palm Beach Island, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Photomatix Pro - Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Plugins - Photoshop enhancement plugin.
Picasa - Free photo management program.
PS Elements - Used for post processing HDR images.
Lightroom - For adding the finishing touch.