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Beauty and the Beach

Lake Erie Guard Chair (HDR)

This shot was taken on a beach of Lake Erie in Presque Isle State Park, Erie, Pennsylvania. Can you find the sailboat (hint: look at the horizon and zoom in)? It was taken using an Olympus Stylus 820 digital camera. The digital image was then processed in Photoshop to adjust color and contrast levels, apply a slight “glow” to the edges, and finally processed with Dynamic HDR software into an HDR image. Isn’t Erie simply gorgeous?

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8 responses

  1. Hi, looks like you caught the full dynamic range. I like the composition with strong diagonals and yes I see the sailboat. Good Luck with HDR, may you capture the full range in all your images!! – Ferrell

    July 4, 2008 at 11:42 pm

  2. bellaitaliana

    Thank you very much, Ferrell! I recently got interested in HDR photography and am absolutely in love with the effects that it provides! It’s nice to hear that I’m doing something right in my HDR images thus far…thanks for the comment! I’ll continue to post photos, so keep checking back!

    ~Liz

    July 5, 2008 at 4:49 am

  3. nucci

    This is Perfect
    (until this post i didnt even know what HDR is!)
    colors matching very well, the sand seems like copper
    could you explain how did you do this glow effect with photoshop?

    i’ll keep an eye here, once i appreciate biological imaging too

    August 12, 2008 at 12:01 am

  4. PrettyBoy

    Hey, I think I sat on that with whatever person took the photo.

    March 22, 2009 at 6:44 pm

  5. very pleasing photograph!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm

  6. Amazing scenery. Amazing photo of the beach that has the lifeguard chair in it

    September 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    • Thanks so much! Its even lovelier in person. And thanks for checking out my photoblog…stop back again soon!

      September 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm

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