Pelican in HDR

Pelican in HDR

  1. 3 exposures taken with AEB (auto exposure bracketing) with a Canon 7D camera
  2. 2 of those photos (discarded the overly bright one), were combined in Oleneo PhotoEngine for tone mapping, and then saved as a 16-bit TIFF.
  3. Opened TIFF in Photoshop, duplicated the background layer, applied a Topaz Clarity filter to the top layer, then
  4. Masked out everything except the pelican and post with Topaz ReMask 5, so that the Topaz Clarity effect was only applied to the pelican and the post, leaving the background as is.