May 142011

Now that I’m working again, I’ve decided it is o.k. to treat myself now and then.   This morning I went ahead and purchased Topaz Lens Effect, based on Tammy’s results.   I’ve been working on this one for the last hour and half  trying to learn the new tools.   I think Tammy did a far better job on her first one, but the again, she probably took a better picture!

For this I first ran it through Topaz deJpeg.  I used Aperture detail on the bee.  Then I used the Bokeh Selective so that I could learn to edit with the depth map.  As part of this, I did apply a vignette as well.

When I brought the photo back to Aperture, I thought the yellow a bit boring, so I applied yellow hue.  And that is when I started to really like this image.  And then, just to be a bit piggish on the vignette, I added more from Aperture.

The following is the original photo without edits (except to add my name):

ISO 80; f/5; 1/320; 54.9mm (Canon SX10 on tripod)

So, what do you think?  Do the edits improve it?

  9 Responses to “46. Three”

  1. You did a wonderful with your processing. I like the bokeh, the bright colors and the blossoms!

  2. There is a lot more color range and depth with your processing, You really made that bee pop.

  3. Whatever you’ve done has certainly improved the look of the yellows, but the beginning image looked good too.

  4. I like the processing also…everything more vibrant! Perfect shade of yellow!

  5. I think it’s lovely either way.

  6. I’m doing a 30 day trial of this since Thursday, but haven’t found much time to play with it. I like the effect – especially the bokeh and the colors (yellows) look better. The bee looks better too.

  7. This turned out awesome…love how the depth map and vignette really brings the attention to the flowers….and that yellow is stunning! Looks like you have been doing this forever. Topaz is the best!

  8. This is very pretty. The processed image definitely has more POP to it – and the yellows are more yellow, less green. Nice! I love Topaz!

  9. Wow! I love the processing effect you have achieved. Topaz Lens Effect is on my wish list.

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