Aug 102013

dandelion weed 1765

This is my first experiment with the new TOPAZ RESTYLE. I haven’t purchased it yet… but I’m sure I will before the month is out. I’d only recently started using tone mapping and this program is all about using that technique. Talk about being a kid in a candy store!


Here is the photo before I applied TOPAZ DENOISE,  CLARITY and  RESTYLE Rainforest Green.

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Aug 102013

fire 1764

Caught this when Carl picked me up for lunch yesterday… this town is mostly RVs, park models and other prefabricated homes and buildings.  So when you see a black column of smoke, it always makes your heart skip a beat.  When they burn, they burn fast and hot.  The gray is the steam from the fireman’s hose.

This wasn’t the only excitement for the day.  Just as I was heading back from lunch, the power went out and stayed out for the next 2 hours.  It came back on and then went out again a couple hours later.  Afternoons are the hottest time of day… and when temps are over 100 degrees, we really miss the air conditioner.  No, I didn’t get the afternoon off… we stay open even when the power is out.