Palm Beach Island Banyan Tree

Aug 11, 2011 | Floral Plants & Trees

I shot this image a while back and I thought it was cool. I really like Banyan trees, and in South Florida they can grow pretty big. I took this photo and played around with it to see what I could do. The final result came out very dramatic. What I really wanted to do was mask out the building and cars and compose the image with the Banyan tree by itself. But to do it right that would probably take me some time so I’ll come back to it another day.

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Software I use for processing my photos:
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.
Topaz SimplifyPhotoshop plugin used for artistic affect.

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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, Florida