Thursday, February 3, 2011

I saw this old leafless tree in a field. It was a perfect day for photos. On the ground are geese. May be difficult to make them out. This was done with 3 RAW files, merged to HDR in Photomatix Pro, and adjusted with Topaz Crisp. There was some undesireable grain in the sky, so I made two adjusted versions. One that would bring out the details in the trees and foreground, and one that had additional smoothing of the sky. Layer masking in PS, and painted out the grain in the sky.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Single image RAW file
Tone mapped in Photomatix
Adjusted in Topaz Adjust
Old abandoned store in Rural Aiken County. This building has been torn down since this photo was made.
3 bracketed shots in RAW format.
Merged to HDR in Photomatix Pro
Adjusted in Topaz Adjust

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bridge over the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia. Single image, tone mapped in Photomatix 4.0, and further played with in Topaz Adjust

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

South Carolina State House edited with Topaz Adjust. Very easy to use. Works with Photoshop, and Paint-Shop Pro X2 and above. Well worth the price, and very fun to use. You can even get a free 30-day trial.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

One of Aiken's prized possessions...Hopeland Gardens. Anyone besides me looking forward to spring?