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I came across the below photo while browsing Wikimedia Commons. (Photo by Fourbyfourblazer)

My Question, how was this photo processed to obtain this effect?

HDR, Photoshop Filters, What?

Photo by Fourbyfourblazer

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The photographer's name is Chris Yarzab. Maybe he'd be willing to share what he did if you ask him? – Kim Burgaard Dec 18 '11 at 7:22
The effect here looks quite a bit different than the original that Kim linked. Did the wikipedia commons one have additional post processing done? – jrista Dec 18 '11 at 21:15
up vote 13 down vote accepted

I used Photoshop with Topaz Labs Denoise and Adjust.

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Well that's a pretty definitive answer then! :) – MikeW Dec 19 '11 at 0:04
Lol, can't argue with that. – rfusca Dec 19 '11 at 0:57
You should have seen my reaction when it was "you" replying. My mouth dropped open and I laughed out loud. What can I say? Hiding my adoration for your work with that photo is not possible. Simply wonderful! I can't wait to see more of your works on flickr. May your holidays be harmonious and offer you surprises like you just gave me. This was great! – L84 Dec 19 '11 at 2:42
Thanks for the appreciation. The photo is an early version of my work. There are far more talented people than me. If I just had some training I'm sure the quality of my work would be of greater interest. Using Photoshop Elements 9 with Topaz Labs filters has brought life to my dull photos. :-) – Chris Dec 20 '11 at 11:10
Amazing how nine words can get you 120 rep. – J. Walker Jul 3 '12 at 23:22

Looks like LucisArt to me. Could be Topaz Adjust, or any HDR program.

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