This is a photo I took last weekend in Seabrook. Every time I go there I see damage from Hurricane Ike I hadn't seen before!
Title: "Mean Cat"
Here is an enlargement of my favorite part of the above photo:
Title: "Mean Cat - Details"
Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix HDR from three handheld exposures (-2, 0, +2) > Photoshop CS3 > Curves Adjustment Layer for overall contast enhancement > Levels Adjustment Layer to set a black point > Merge Visible to New Layer > Topaz Adjust pluding "Dramatic" preset > Duplicate Layer > Topaz Adjust pluding "Simplify" preset with mask to only effect the sky > Merge Visible to New Layer > Spot Healing to remove some spots in the sky caused by dust on my camera's sensor > Brightness / Contrast Adjustment Layer to brighten the image a little > Merge Visible to New Layer > New Blank layer used in Multiply blending mode and a black paintbrush to add a custom vignette and shading
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