Barren Seagrape Tree at Beach

Sep 28, 2010 | Florida Beaches & Coasts, Sunrises & Sunsets

This shot came out better than I expected but it’s nowhere near perfect so I plan on going back to shoot this barren seagrape tree. Why isn’t it perfect? Well for one, the sunrise wasn’t all that spectacular and the cloud formation could have used a little more puff. But mainly I was disappointed at the point of view. I wish I could have gotten something a little lower. I did shoot some, but the time was different with those and the sun wasn’t even out then. Goes to show that even if you get all the right angles,  you might not have gotten it during the right light. I usually make a mental note so I can go back to shoot a specific POV at the right time, but I guess it must have slipped my mind. Another reason I don’t care much for this photo is because of the one nasty cloud that sticks out like a sore thumb, right above the trees in the middle of the photo :-( I’m sure I could Photoshop that out but I think reshooting it would be a lot easier and more fun!

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
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Jupiter, Florida