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Marsh Boardwalk Sunrise  by Don Poulton

October 2021 - Marsh Boardwalk Sunrise

October 2021 - Don Poulton


October 2021 - Don Poulton

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October 2021 - Don Poulton

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About the Image(s)

I've gone back quite a few years for an oldy but goody image. In the spring of 2010, I shot these images of the marsh boardwalk at Point Pelee National Park from an observation tower. Today, I reprocessed the images (which I had originally processed in the then current verion of Photomatix) using Nik HDR Efex Pro. The result was rather noisy considering that I used an older DSLR at an ISO of 400, so I took it into Photoshop and created two copies, one of which I processed in Topaz Denoise AI using the Severe Noise option. The other copy I processed in Topaz Studio using the AI Clear preset. I then used a layer mask to reveal the Denoise AI layer for the sky and the AI Clear layer for the rest of the image. Enjoy!

6 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Hi Don, absolutely love this image! If it were mine it would definitely be on the wall in my home. If I were to change anything I would I would do a horizontal flip. Since your eye supposedly alway enters from the lower left the board walk would be a super leading line into an awesome image. Well done.   Posted: 10/04/2021 16:40:46
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Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks, Tom. That's an interesting idea, and it recalls the odd time years ago when I would reverse a slide intentionally for entering into a competition.   Posted: 10/09/2021 11:02:33

Richard White   Richard White
Don, I believe you did a wonderful job of blending your photos. The colors are wonderful, with great detail in the grass and the board walk. The sunrise is spectacular and the clouds really make this photo.   Posted: 10/09/2021 18:20:41
Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks Richard. As I recall, the sunrise was the best time of that day. Shortly afterwards, the clouds covered the sun and became very dense and gray. And the wind was very strong, blowing the small birds we had come to photograph all the way back across Lake Erie towards Cleveland. (This was taken in Point Pelee National Park, the southernmost tip of Canada, jutting into Lake Erie at its western end).   Posted: 10/11/2021 10:18:48

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
You really got the best time of day for this one. The sun is not so bright that it dominates the image and blinds the other details in the scene. The boardwalk lead in line is perfect. The colors in the sky support the foreground, well done.   Posted: 10/11/2021 12:56:56
Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks Ron.   Posted: 10/11/2021 14:23:09


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