Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: HDR Processed in Photomatix
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 3 bracketed images tone map image ( -1, 0, +1 ), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom. (check my tutorial Before & After – HDR With Photomatix)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, contrast, vibrance.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, water) – check my Topaz DeNoise Product Review.
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements (rock, grass)
Archiving: photo was saved as 100% quality JPEG at full resolution and uploaded to my portfolio to SmugMug for safekeeping, sharing, image hosting and online sales.