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?