Everyday Storefront – Prasat, Thailand

Mar 9, 2011 | Travel & Culture

The goal here was to take an ordinary shot of Thailand and turn it to something¬†memorable. It can’t get any more ordinary than this, scooters that look like they shouldn’t be working, a store full of plumbing supplies and a home made wooden stool… the Coca-Cola machine was a bonus.

I used my Photoshop Action to put the finishing touches on this HDR photo. I then used Topaz Simplify to give it a little artistic affect and reduce some of the harsh bright contrasting areas. Finally I blended the opacity of that layer with the original layers to make it barely noticeable.

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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 CleanPhotoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.
Topaz SimplifyPhotoshop plugin for artistic effect.

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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: Prasat, Thailand