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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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Birthday Rose

One of the roses from a lovely flower arrangement I received for my birthday.

Shot with Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor 50mm prime lens. Postprocessed using Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and a texture from French Kiss.

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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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Vintage Hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas! Almost as much as I love fresh irises.

Shot with Lumix LX-5. Post Processed with Topaz Adjust, Nil Color EFX Pro and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

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Ice Buckets, 39 Rue de Jean, Charleston, SC

Taken at one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston, SC, 39 Rue de Jean.

 

Shot with Lumix LX-3. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro, Topaz Adjust and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. I used one of Leslie’s new grunge frames to create the look of a vintage postcard, and two of her textures blended and masked.

 

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Topaz Labs Plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom – wow!

 

If you haven’t checked out the incredible plugins by Topaz Labs, you need to do so ASAP! Here is desciption of the bundle which sells for great price of $249. Once you seewhat these plugins can do, the proce will seem like a real bargain:

  • Simulate lenses, filters & specialty cameras withTopaz Lens Effects
  • Make your exposure, detail, and color pop with Topaz Adjust
  • Create a variety of stunning painterly art effects with Topaz Simplify
  • Get halo- and artifact-free detail enhancement with Topaz Detail
  • Eliminate noise while preserving detail with Topaz DeNoise
  • Quickly and efficiently mask and extract photos with Topaz ReMask
  • Sharpen and restore image clarity with Topaz InFocus
  • Control portrait smoothing and stylized edges with Topaz Clean
  • Fix JPEG artifacts and optimize web photos with Topaz DeJPEG

My personal favorite is Topaz Adjust, which is best described as HDR gone wild. You can use it 100 different ways and never get the same results twice! Here’s how to do “easyHDR” with Topaz Adjust 4:

If you are a lightroom user instead of Photoshop, you can also use Topaz Fusion Express to use the bundle in Lightroom. Check out the complete bundle at  http://www.topazlabs.com/

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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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