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

  • \$\begingroup\$ The photographer's name is Chris Yarzab. Maybe he'd be willing to share what he did if you ask him? flickr.com/photos/chrisyarzab/3053772197 \$\endgroup\$
    – user2559
    Dec 18, 2011 at 7:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ The effect here looks quite a bit different than the original that Kim linked. Did the wikipedia commons one have additional post processing done? \$\endgroup\$
    – jrista
    Dec 18, 2011 at 21:15

2 Answers 2


I used Photoshop with Topaz Labs Denoise and Adjust.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Well that's a pretty definitive answer then! :) \$\endgroup\$
    – MikeW
    Dec 19, 2011 at 0:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Lol, can't argue with that. \$\endgroup\$
    – rfusca
    Dec 19, 2011 at 0:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ 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! \$\endgroup\$
    – L84
    Dec 19, 2011 at 2:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ 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. :-) \$\endgroup\$
    – Chris
    Dec 20, 2011 at 11:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ Amazing how nine words can get you 120 rep. \$\endgroup\$
    – J. Walker
    Jul 3, 2012 at 23:22

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


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