Juno Pier Sunrise

Jul 3, 2011 | Florida Beaches & Coasts, Sunrises & Sunsets

I’ve been updating my gallery so I can easily sell my images to those looking to buy my HDR photos. This particular photo has sold multiple times, however I never noticed how dark the image was until I printed it out myself.

After printing my own images to sell at the local art shows, I’ve noticed that my eye has gotten a lot more critical when it came to color. I’ve also realized what people have been telling me all along, that my images tend to be on the darkside. I’ve always told them, it’s just the way I process my images. But now I know what they were talking!

This photo is reprocessed to represent a more cheery atmosphere compared to the first image that I processed, which is the smaller image that I’ve attached with this post. I have no doubt this image is going to be selling a lot better than the old one!

I highly recommend those who are serious about their digital works should print their images after processing them. This will train your eye to see in a different type of light, and I mean this literally. When you’re only seeing your photos from a monitor, you’re seeing a projection of light. Seeing a printed piece is much different because now you’re seeing color that is a reflection of light. You probably won’t understand until you do it… so just trust me and do it!

Learn Captain Kimo’s HDR techniques with his e-book…
“Secrets to Mastering HDR Photography”

Software I use for processing my photos:
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 Pier, Florida