Final HDR Friday – Best Pizza Ever

Jan 14, 2011 | Travel & Culture

My HDR photos are created by using Photomatix Pro HDR software. I use Luminar NEO for photo editing. I also use Topaz Software for noise removal and sharpening. Affiliate links provided to support site.

Here’s the final HDR image from Photomatix Monday. The goal for this image was to present the photo as a memory. You know those old images that mom has stored up in the attic… something like that but with a more modern approach.

I used my Photoshop Action for this image but did something a little different. I reduced the file size to 2400 pixel wide, by doing this my PS Action produces a very unique look. I eventually resized it back to the original size once I was done processing. I do this to maintain a consistent image size for all my images.

I hope to have my Photoshop Action available next week. Somehow I got myself side tracked and started shooting birds. In a way it was a good thing, I was feeling a little burnt out from all my HDRing. I think one of the most difficult part of being an artist is fueling yourself to complete a project. Eventually your art suffers from too much driving so it’s good to take a break from traveling the same mundane road.

Click here to see the original HDR photo.

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 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: Seneca Rocks, West Virgina