Final HDR Friday – Curacao Cactus Plant

Feb 4, 2011 | Travel & Culture

Here is the final HDR photo from Monday’s original Photomatix image. Click here to view the original HDR photo.

I decided to convert this image to a black and white photo because I felt the colors were taking away from the image. I rarely convert to black and white, not that I don’t like it, I just prefer color. But every now and then I get a photo that looks 100 times better in black and white compared to color. This image was one of them.

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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.

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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: Christoffel Park, Curacao