Osprey from Jupiter Park

Jan 8, 2011 | Photo Art & Montage

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.

Click here to view texture used for image.

Click here to view original osprey photo.

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.
Topaz Simplify – Photoshop plugin used for artist effect.

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Photography Style: Photomontage/Texturing
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6L USM
Photo Location: Jupiter, Florida