Yesterday evening we drove around the West Coast of Phuket and stopped at Promthep Cape Viewpoint. This is probably the most scenic viewpoint in all of Phuket, especially for sunset. I hiked down to the bottom of the Cape to photograph this lone Palm. This HDR image came from six exposure. I think if I had my Canon 5DMK2, three exposure would have been enough. But I have my Rebel T3 so there’s a limit in dynamic range which forced me to shoot two more exposures +/-4 stops each. The final tone mapped image came out pretty good but results were a little muddy. I decided to use Topaz Simplify to hide the sloppiness. I was hoping for a clean shot but this one came out pretty cool too. I plan on going back again and getting some more shots since this place seems to be a popular area. Hopefully I’ll get something much nicer where I don’t have to hide the imperfections.
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Software I use for processing my photos:
Photomatix Pro – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Plugins – Photoshop enhancement plugin.
Picasa – Free photo management program.
PS Elements – Used for post processing HDR images.
Lightroom – For adding the finishing touch.