Final HDR Friday – Curacao Cactus Plant

Feb 4, 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 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