Sunset at Pounce Inlet Marina in HDR

Mar 5, 2010 | Landscapes & Scenery

Not sure what these telescopes are called. I’ve always called them view finders but I’m pretty sure that’s not what they’re called. Anyways… this view finder was happily distorted by my 17mm wide angle so I had to get a little creative to make it less noticeable. That’s why I cropped it at such an extreme angle. I usually prefer my horizontal and/or vertical lines to be straight, but I made an exception for this photo. The distortion was that obvious. What made it worse was the low POV, which warped everything out of whack. Hopefully you don’t get bad vertigo from looking at this photo. I think it turn out surprisingly well considering what I had to work with. I would have scrapped this shot but sunsets like this don’t happen to often.

Processing Technique: 3 exposure HDR merged using [intlink id=”546″ type=”post”]Photomatix[/intlink]. Detail enhanced using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Adjust[/intlink]. Noise removed by [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz DeNoise[/intlink]. Image smoothed using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Simplify[/intlink]. Photo processed with Photoshop CS4.

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Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark1

Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

Camera Settings: ISO 200, Aperture Priority, f/2.8 @ 1/200 of a second, AEB +2/0/-2

Processing Time: 1 hour

Location: Ponce Inlet Marina, Port Orange, Volusia County, Florida