Farmer from Isan, Thailand

Mar 11, 2011 | Portraits & People, Travel & Culture

Another single exposure HDR image tone mapped use Photomatix. Guess how I got the shot? From a truck moving 40mph on a gravel road… somehow I manage to pull this one off. Usually they end up really blurry but this one came out pretty sharp, enough to be creative with!

I love shooting out the window of a car, one of my favorite part about traveling and photographing new places. It’s amazing how much you can tell about a country and the people that live there just by driving through the roads.

This farmer was watching someone plow the land. I believe he’s standing by to burn the dead plants as the tractor passes. There were also water buffaloes near by so maybe he was watching them too. But than again I notice the herders just tie their cattle to branch and leave them there to graze all day.

I processed this photo using my Photoshop action and a new technique that I’m working on, expect a new e-book and Photoshop action soon. This technique works very well with people and adds a very artist look to any HDR image. Regular photos don’t look good with this method, they have to be tone mapped using an HDR program. I use Photomatix and find it works very well with my action.

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“Secrets to Mastering HDR Photography”

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 Simplify Photoshop plugin used for artistic effect.

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Photography Style: High Dynamic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6L USM
Photo Location: Isan, Buriram, Thailand