Tree Root at Ancient Temple Angkor Wat Cambodia

Mar 31, 2013 | Floral Plants & Trees, Historic Places, Travel & Culture

My HDR photos are created by using Photomatix Pro HDR software. I use Luminar NEO for photo editing. I also use Topaz Software for noise removal and sharpening. Affiliate links provided to support site.

I processed this photo too many times but never seem to like the results. This time I tone mapped it using only 2 exposures and kept the image simple and clean. Out of all the results I like this image the best. The temples in Angkor Wat are tricky to process. The light in Cambodia can be pretty harsh especially during the afternoon. Over processing an HDR image with too much detail like the temple can be over bearing. Keeping it simple can help the image stand out better.

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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.

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