Train Crossing Drawbridge Over Intracoastal

Jul 7, 2011 | Railroads & Trains

This is a single exposure HDR tone mapped from one RAW file using Photomatix Pro. I then took it into Photoshop and blended it together with the original file to keep a more natural look. I also added Topaz Lens Effects to the image to give it a tilt-shift affect. This helped out a lot because the image had so much detail that it was hard for the eye to focus on anything. I converted it into a black and white photo but I didn’t like the way it came out. After fiddling around with the curves, I ended up with this.

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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: Single Exposure HDR
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Jupiter, Florida