Fire in the Sky Sunrise – Phuket, Thailand

Jul 12, 2010 | HDR Panoramas, Landscapes & Scenery

My HDR photos are created by using Photomatix Pro HDR software. I use Luminar NEO for photo editing. I also use Topaz Software for noise removal and sharpening. Affiliate links provided to support site.

Well the streak of things breaking during this trip has yet to end. My backup camera (Canon 20D) has officially crapped out on me. Ironically it broke while I was shooting the same landscape scene that busted the shutter on my main camera (Canon 5D MK1).

I have less than 3 weeks left in Thailand before I go back home. All I have left now is my Canon HFS100 camcorder, which takes pretty decent photos for a video camera. But it’s still a camcorder and it lacks the image quality and usability of a professional SLR.

Fortunaelty for me my camcorder can shoot HDR images so look forward to seeing a bunch of HDR shots from my camcorder!

On a side note since both my Canon cameras broke during this trip. I am seriously considering switching to Nikon. It all depends on how Canon’s customer service handles my request. So far their customer service has been pretty good. However, I think that’s because Canon has to provide good service since the quality of their product sucks.

The only fear I have in switching to Nikon is their customer service. I heard it was pretty terrible. So the question I have to all my photography friends out there who use Nikon… Does Nikon’s customer service suck?

Software Used for Processing Photo:
– 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.

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Photography Style: High Dynamic Range Panorama
Digital Camera Used: Canon 20D
Lens Used:
Canon 18-200mm
Photo Location:
Phuket, Thailand