Taking a little break from HDR to play around with this Osprey photo I shot the other day while at the Jupiter Inlet. I was surprised this photo came out so well considering the distance the Osprey was. I only snapped 2 shots before it flew off. Unfortunately the second image came out dark because I still had the camera on AEB for shooting HDR. But the first image was good enough.
The trick to getting the cool artistic effect was the use of Topaz Simplify. I used all the other Topaz Plugins also but Simplify had the biggest affect for creating the look that I wanted. Otherwise I didn’t do too much work, slapped a texture on top and it was good to go. Note I ran Topaz Simplify after adding the texture.
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.
Topaz Simplify – Photoshop plugin used for artist effect.
Photography Style: Photomontage/Texturing
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6L USM
Photo Location: Jupiter, Florida