Palm Beach Docks Sunset from Royal Park Bridge

Jan 26, 2011 | Sunrises & Sunsets

This is one of those HDR images best viewed large to appreciate.

I shot this photo while over at Palm Beach Island trying to get an HDR photo of the Royal Park Bridge and the West Palm Beach Cityscape. I didn’t get the shot I wanted, but I did get this amazing sunset from the Royal Park Bridge overlooking the Palm Beach Docks and intracoastal.

This photo is a pano, I wasn’t able to get the entire scene in one shot, not even with my wide angle lens. I had to shoot a panoramic style photo to capture everything. This was done by taking one HDR shot for the right side of the image, and another for the left side. I later merged them together in Photoshop.

You can read my HDR panoramic tutorial here.

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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 CleanPhotoshop 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: Palm Beach Island, West Palm Beach, Florida