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Headstones

Headstones-Circular-ChurchWEBHeadstones at the Circular Church, Charleston, South Carolina – June 2010. Shot with Lumix LX7 and postprocessed in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.

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Dusk at Oceanfront Park – Kite Aerial

Boynton-Beach-KAP-1-6182015Dusk at Oceanfront Park, Boynton Beach, FL

Kite Aerial. Shot with Ricoh GX-200 suspended from 9′ Levitation Delta at approx. 200′ altitude. Post processed with Topaz Simplify and Nik Color EFX and Viveza.

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Peacock

PeacockPeacock, Palm Beach Zoo.

Shot with Lumix LX-7 and post processed with Topaz Adjust and Nik Color EFX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Still Life – Violin

Still life of my violin. Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode @ 90mm zoom. Post processed with Photohop CC using Topaz and Nik Plugins.

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Still Life – Pencils

Still life of colored pencils. Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode @ 90mm zoom. Post processed with Photohop CC using Topaz and Nik Plugins.

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Wescott Hall at FSU, Tallahassee, FL

  Two different post processed versions of the same photo taken this past weekend at Wescott Hall, Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

Both photos are derived from the same original photo shot with a Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 18-55 kit lens.

The first image was processed with several Photoshop and Topaz plugins to create a crisp and colorful watercolor-like appearance. The second one was processed with Nik Software Color EFX Pro and Viveza along with French Kiss Textures to achieve the look of a waterstained oil color painting.

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Nik Software – The Complete Collection

On the way…Looking forward to the arrival of the Ultimate Complete Collection which I just bought online. I am floored by the quality of this plugin package, which includes Dfine® 2.0, Viveza® 2, HDR Efex Pro™, Color Efex Pro™ 3.0, Silver Efex Pro™ 2, and Sharpener Pro™ 3.0.

Dfine 2.0
Best-in-class noise reduction to improve the quality of virtually every photo. Features new U Point technology for unprecedented selective control.

Viveza 2
Powered by U Point® technology, Viveza 2 is the most powerful and precise tool available to globally or selectively control light and color in photographs without the need to create complicated selections or layer masks.

HDR Efex Pro
The new professional standard for powerful realistic and artistic HDR imaging.

Color Efex Pro 3.0
52 photographic filters with over 250 effects for professional quality images.

Viveza 2
Powered by U Point® technology, Viveza 2 is the most powerful and precise tool available to globally or selectively control light and color in photographs without the need to create complicated selections or layer masks.

Sharpener Pro 3.0
The most advanced, powerful, and complete sharpening solution for photographers.

These are amazing plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom. Although each one is a standout in its own right , the one that really blows me away is SilverEFX Pro – check the whole bundle out a www.niksoftware.com

Will definitely post before/after images when I start using the collection!

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I love textures

I was surfing Flickr recently and came across a photographer whose work fascinated me. She had a soft, feminine point of view and I loved her style. So I wrote to her and asked her how she achieved her look and she told me – Photoshop textures!

It turned out she also ran an e-store that sold her own original textures, so I checked them out and discovered a whole new realm. I am hooked. It involves layering textures over a photo, using layer masks to paint the texture on/off the photo and using clipping masks and adjustment layers to add effects. I have taken my Photoshop skills to a whole new level thanks to Leslie Nicole. See her textures and tutorials at www.frenchkisstextures.com.

Here is my first attempt at working with textures fpr portrait work with before and after images. Thanks to Leslie for the textures!

 

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