Nov 162010

Palo Verde on Rock 3 728

ISO80; f/5; 1/320; 31mm; 11/11/10 12:20PM (Canon SX10 in P mode, no tripod)

Per Tammy’s suggestion, I decided to re-process this one.  This time I ran it through de-Jpeg (noisy); then Topaz Clean Stylized. I then ran it through Topaz deNoise.  Back in Aperture, I cropped it (and I changed the crop to fill more of the photo with the image, less of the sky); I increased the hue for the green and decreased the hue on the blue (although I debated this since I love how blue our skies are!). Finally, I dodged some of the rocks with the paintbrush.  I also exported the image with increased resolution.


I’m not giving up on covering some of this month’s themes, but I have a lot of photos that I want to post that just won’t fit into November’s themes….  I’m working on a series of photos that I’m calling “Desert Scenes.”  I hope you can indulge me on these.  I’m experimenting with the Topaz products, so please be honest and let me know if something isn’t working.

This photo was taken on a recent desert ride. The photo was processed with Aperture and Topaz Clean Stylized Details… with lots of little tweaks.

  5 Responses to “DESERT SCENES: Palo Verde on Rock”

  1. The crop really works! Keep the images coming. I am just starting to delve into the world of Topaz products. So far, I really like what they can do.

  2. A worderful image. The perspective is very creative. I didn’t see the image before you reprocessed it, but I really like this one.

  3. Hi Tammy, I redid this one… Actually decided to run it through deJpeg first and also the deNoise (among other things.) Thanks for tip! I am loving these Topaz products and am so glad that I finally invested.

  4. I am in love w/ all topaz products so you won’t hear any complaints from me. I think many of the pre sets are too strong and you really do need to adjust the opacity of that layer….this looks really good…the only think I would probably suggest is to run it through topaz denoise (or another noise program)….I love the composition and am looking forward to more of you desert series!

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