Very minimal processing done on this nighttime HDR photo of the Lake Worth Pier. When I say minimal… I mean I didn’t spend much time working on it, and that was the goal. Usually I take my time when processing my photos, but since I don’t have much time, I got this done quick. Took me less than 10 mintues to do and I’m pretty impressed with it considering the time spent.
I might have processed it fast, but I did spend a little time experimenting. Instead of using Detail Enhancer to tone map this photo, I actually used Exposure Fusion. This was my second time using this tone mapping method, and I really like the way it creates more subtle HDR photos. I also brought back in one of the original exposure while in Photoshop, which was the under exposed photo, and blended it into the HDR image. That added an even more natural look to it. Then I finished the photo off with my Captain Kimo Photoshop Action, and bam, done! Of course I did do some layer masking and what not but that was pretty much it ;-)
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 Clean – Photoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.