Vero Beach Theatre Plaza Indian River Florida

Jul 2, 2011 | Historic Places, Nighttime HDR

This is the Vero Theatre Plaza, the first motion picture theatre built in 1924. I had an opportunity to shoot this colorful scenery while at the Photographic Exhibition at the Gallery of Hope.

What made it perfect was the fresh rain that had fallen, allowing the lights to reflect off the road. I also shot this around twilight which gave it that vibrant blue sky.

Even though it was completely overcast I still manage to get an amazing blue atmosphere. The blue in this image almost looks like a blue screen from a movie set.

I think that has a lot to do with the way Photomatix handles color when tone mapping. It’s one of the reason I like using Photomatix so much.

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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: Vero Beach, Florida