Lifeguard Tower at Sunrise

Jan 6, 2011 | Florida Beaches & Coasts

This lifeguard tower can be seen at Coral Cove Park in Jupiter, Florida. As often as I go there I have never taken a photo of it, mainly because there has never been a moment where the light and atmosphere was good enough to make it worth my time. But that morning the light was just perfect!

This HDR photo was processed using Photoshop Elements 8. I believe I successfully created an action that can produce the current Captain Kimo look without using the full version Photoshop. I need to test it on a couple of photos before I can verify that it works properly.

Once the action is working I’ll have it available for purchase. I plan on including this action in my HDR ebook tutorial. For those who have already purchased the ebook you’ll get an email from me with a link for a free download.

Note this action requires Topaz Adjust, Topaz Denoise and Topaz Clean. Check out the full Topaz Photoshop Bundle for more info.

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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 Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Coral Cove Park, Jupiter, Florida