Big Fat Alligator Basking in Sun at St Augustine Florida

Apr 16, 2012 | Animals & Wildlife, Photo Art & Montage

Over the weekend I visited the Alligator Farm in St Augustine. A very cool place to see alligators and other amazing animals. I definitely enjoyed it more than going to Gatorland in Orlando. This gator was fun to watch basking in the sun. I added a little texture to make the image a little more interesting. A photo of a gator basking in the sun is less interesting than in real life! I tone mapped the image in Photomatix Pro for detail. Than I took the photo into Photoshop to add texture.

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Software I use for processing my photos:
Photomatix Pro – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Picasa – Free photo management program.
Topaz Plugins – Photoshop enhancement plugin.
PS Elements – Used for post processing HDR images.
Lightroom – For adding the finishing touch.

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