Jan 122012

Another one from Santa Barbara last May. On our third day, the sun finally came out and we, like many others, enjoyed a morning at the beach Here a woman is walking her dog… which there is a lot of on this beach. In the background you can see a surfer swimming with his board.

Processed in Topaz Simplify – Buzz Sim

Jan 082012

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WALK – taken in Santa Barbara, CA May 2011; processed with Topaz Adjust HDR Pop; further adjusted with Aperture dodge and burn tools.

What I like about this photo is that everyone is walking, including the walk sign except the one girl in red pants. Why isn’t she?  And there is a lot of interesting detail, like why is the man wearing blue gloves?


Jun 182011

Waterfront dining made for a good opportunity to catch a silhouette of this couple enjoying each other’s company so much that they didn’t notice me taking pictures, nor did they take time to look at their menus.

I applied the “Chesney” setting that I created last year in Aperture, moved the black point all the way to really bring out the silhouette  and then ran it through Topaz Simplify Oil Painting.

May 012011

There are many reasons to go to Algadones, Mexico… several of which are shown on this street corner photo:  for the dentist, pharmacies and fish tacos.  I liked the primary colors on this street corner. Processed in Topaz Adjust – HDR Sketch and then run through the deNoise.