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Alki Beach Sunrise | by Cynthia.Lou
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Alki Beach Sunrise

The same shot taken a few minutes earlier than the one I uploaded yesterday, with a different processing method. I decided to try tone mapping using Photomatix for once.

 

This is my first attempt trying Photomatix, and I am impressed. Photomatix is a software that can create HDR photos. I have tried the photoshop HDR function and it didn’t work nearly we well. (Or maybe I just didn’t know how to use it properly… which more likely the case) Anyway, Photomatix brought out the colors (look at that blue) and was very simple, fast, and user friendly. Anybody who wants to give it a shot can click on the link for a trial version here:

www.hdrsoft.com/index.html

 

I personally prefer the natural look over HDR most of the time. WIth this HDR image, I tried making it look as natural as possible. What do you guys think?

  

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Taken on May 9, 2009