Green Cay Wetlands Super Smooth Water

May 13, 2010 | Landscapes & Scenery

HDR shot from Green Cay Wetlands using an ND8 filter to get the silky smooth water effect. To get this shot my camera was set on aperture priority, or AV mode. I made sure the aperture was set so the original exposure would give me a one second shutter speed. I let the camera take care of the other two exposures automatically. The slower shutter speed will help produce a smoother water effect. Patrick Smith uses neutral density filters to get this effect without HDR. I also used Topaz Clean to smooth out the water even more.

Software Used for Processing Photo:
– 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 Mark1
Lens Used:
Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location:
Palm Beach Island, West Palm Beach, Florida