Surf Splash HDR
This shot was taken on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. I aimed to capture the surf against the rock using a 200mm lens and at 1/45 second for the movement.. This was taken on the Playa Grande beach Puerto del Carmen about 30 minutes before sunset.
The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Tamron 28--200 zoom at 200 mm. I took 3 pictures for HDR but the plus 2EV was the best. I used this image to create extra exposures at minus 2 EV and minus 4EV for the correct range
The 3 images at 2EV separation were outputted in Photomatix fusion method Real Estate preset which for this particular image produced the most natural look.
The plus 2EV image was opened and then copied in as a new layer. A black layer mask was used to exclude this. Then a white brush at 30% opacity was used on the drop at the top to brighten this.
More detail was brought in using Topaz Adjust crisp setting. The adjustment was used with a layer mask used to exclude highlights.
Hue saturation decrease in blues for the water and increase in yellow for the rock.
Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.
Duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.
Second duplicate layer with mask to apply extra sharpening and contrast with low amount and high radius using Unsharp mask (Clarity Effect) The settings were 26 amount and 26 radius. A layer mask was used to exclude this effect from some highlights.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Below are the Before and After images. First the original. Then the tonemapped image and then the final result.
Original at 0EV
For licences see Surf Splash HDR
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