During my recent trip to the Everglades National Park I did some light painting after sundown. To paint the Mangrove Tree I used my pilot light on my off camera flash. The orange glow in the background is the light from Miami. I really like how this photo came out. However I envision something a little different, a much better photo, if all the elements come together. As for post processing, this was a single exposure RAW file that I tone mapped in Photomatix Pro to bring out the colors and detail.
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Software I use for processing my photos:
Photomatix Pro – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Picasa – Free photo management program.
Topaz Plugins – Photoshop enhancement plugin.
PS Elements – Used for post processing HDR images.
Lightroom – For adding the finishing touch.