Watching Pelicans Fly Over Jupiter Inlet During Sunrise

Jan 5, 2013 | Florida Beaches & Coasts, Sunrises & Sunsets

This photo from the Jupiter Inlet during sunrise was taken a while back. A lot of people think I wake up every day to photograph the sunrise which is not true. I have so many photos in my archive that it just seems that way. I photograph the sunrise maybe 2-3 times a week. But every shoot I always make it a goal to get half a dozen good shots that I can post. However I only post one photo a day, sometimes more but it’s usually just one a day. So you can see how I can have so many image in the archive that I have yet to process. This photo was tone mapped in Photomatix Pro for color. I also used Topaz Denoise to remove grain due to low light. Pelicans flying over the inlet was taken from a different exposure. All exposures were from the same scene, just not the same moment in time. I also removed a couple of other fishermen to give the image a feeling of solitude. I can’t always get the shot I want, sometimes the Captain has to make it happen.

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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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