Canon 5D Mark II, 35mm F/1.4, f/4.5, 1/160, iso 500
In photography a lot of different things come to mind in the field. I find it very helpful to "pre-visualize" what I'm looking for. Like if you are on a beach, and you are looking for a reflection shot, or seaweed, or whatever. If you are in a new area though, how do you know what you will find?
When I came upon this scene, I certainly did not "pre-visualize," but what I did do was "post process visualize." I knew this was a perfect scene for Topaz Adjust. And that it should be called "final resting place for old tricycles."
I have been looking forward to today when I would share it with you readers. But that title was a mouthful, so I just named it Topaz Tricycles. With Lightroom 3 and the Topaz Fusion 2 free software, you can now go back and forth between LR and Topaz with no Photoshop intervention. Nice! I started with the Spicify preset, then worked from there with the various sliders including Saturation.
This was another "bonus location" that John/Dan took us to on our Palouse Tour. Had I gone there on my own, I would have never found this location, let alone gotten into it.
I loved the scene when I first saw it, and like it even better now that Topaz has worked some magic. As always, click on the continue link to view the original, and also to leave me a comment if you'd like to.
What a difference, eh? A lot of people have learned about Topaz through my blog and are really enjoying using it. At the Palouse Tour I was just on, John Barclay showed how he uses it for a great deal of editing, where he quickly gets color and tone corrections he is looking for. And not ending up with a typical "Topaz Look" either (i.e. what I generally show on Topaz Tuesday).
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