Lake Okeechobee Sunset at Flood Dam

Jan 29, 2011 | Sunrises & Sunsets

Today I took a ride around Lake Okeechobee…  well 90% of it at least, had a great time and got some fantastic shots. Most of them bird photos, mainly because the sky was completely bland and all the foliage brown and dead. But that was good, since it allowed me to focus on one thing, birds. Plus I didn’t have to switch lenses back and fourth. FYI, I use a 100-400mm telephoto lens for birds and a 17-35mm wide angle lens for landscapes.

This HDR photo from Lake Okeechobee was from a different day, today there was absolutely no clouds. Regardless I still ended up getting a beautiful sunset photo. However from a different spot, about 30 minutes north of here, no clouds but a better foreground scenery. I’ll try to post that HDR image tomorrow.

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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: Palm Beach Island, West Palm Beach, Florida