HDR photo taken from Juno Beach by the coral rocks with wave breaking along the shore during sunrise. Three exposure HDR created in Photomatix and enhanced with Topaz.
Photo from Juno Beach Florida take along the Atlantic Coast during sunrise in Palm Beach County. I decided to work on a panoramic style shot at the beach along the rocks at Juno. This one came out pretty cool. I really love how the colors pop on this. Three exposure HDR panorama created in Photomatix.
This morning from Juno Beach along some rock formation during sunrise. I did a manual exposure blending with this because there was so much ghosting going on. However I did combine a three exposure HDR image that was tone mapped in Photomatix. This one was a little more complex and I spent more time on it than normal.
Here’s a beautiful sunrise from Juno Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Three exposure HDR image processed in Photomatix Pro and Topaz Software.
You all are gonna kill me but I wasn’t able to do a video for this HDR photo. The reason being is that I started demoing Photoshop Elements 7 to see if I like it or not. I’ve used Photoshop since version 3 and I don’t mean CS3. I’m talking about the version released over a decade ago!
Why am I using Photoshop E7 instead of CS whatever? Well… because of 3 things. One, I can’t afford to be dishing out 2 to 3 hundred dollars every time a new version of PS comes out. Two, I’m trying to become more of a minimalist for the sake of performance. Three, it’s come to my attention that a lot of photographers are using PE7 instead of the pro version. Mainly because of the cost difference.
So now I’m taking PE7 for a test drive and I have to say, “I like it!” The user interface is so much better than CS3, not sure about 4 since I haven’t used it yet. Obviously PE7 doesn’t have everything that CS4 or even CS3 has but it has everything you need.
I’m getting more and more comfortable with PE7 and once I make the full switch I will once again start doing videos.
This shot was taken next to the Juno Beach Pier. If you haven’t noticed, I enjoy shooting dark clouds. This photograph in particular is one of my favorite cloud shots. I didn’t go over board with the tone mapping because I wanted this image to retain a natural feel. Every new image I process seems to add a new set of standards for me to adhere to. As an artist that’s a good thing, but it’s also bad cause my standards get higher. Therefore I become more picky, and I don’t need to be anymore compulsive than I already am.