Final HDR Friday – Best Pizza Ever

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

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