Juno Beach Pier Sunrise HDR Series

Apr 12, 2011 | Florida Beaches & Coasts, Sunrises & Sunsets

Usually I only upload one HDR photo a day to my blog, but I got such a great response on my last post, which had a total of four photos,  I decided to do another multiple HDR series. Processing more than one HDR photo can take up quite a bit of time. Let’s see how well this set does before I consider doing this more often.

This set was taken from the Juno Beach Pier during sunrise, a couple of days after I got back home from my Thailand trip. The sun came up very beautifully… very large too, probably the biggest I’ve seen in a while. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my telephoto lens so there wasn’t any close up shots of the sunrise.

All HDR photos were processed using Photomatix and then taken into Photoshop where I put the Captain Kimo touch using my Photoshop Action. I’ve also been adjusting the curves in a different way to get the tonal range that you see in this set of HDR photos. Looks like I might have to update my HDR e-book soon because my style is slowly evolving in a new direction. If I do… you’ll be the first to hear about it as long as you’re on the monthly newsletter list. If not, I suggest you sign-up!

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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.
Topaz SimplifyPhotoshop plugin used for artistic affect.

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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: Juno Beach Pier, Florida