Jun 212015

Maine has managed to string together a few good days in a row.  So it was off to Bug Light Park in South Portland with a good book and my newly repaired camera.  This is another shot of often photographed Bug Light Lighthouse. This time I decided to use a new plug in from Topaz Labs.  This one called Restyle.  The theme is Sapphire and Gold.

 Light House

Bug Light

May 242015

I was away in Marblehead Ma. yesterday and stole a little time for a photo walk.  On the shore I caught this early Regosa bulb. It is one my favorite roses.  I thought it was perfect to process it using Topaz Labs Masterpiece.  What better artist to use but Monet. 


May 222015

I went back on found this shot which I took last year.  As many know I love to use Topaz Labs.  I have, overtime accumulated the full set of preset plugins.  The photo below was worked on before but what I wanted to do was try a new plugin called Impression .  It allows you to create authentic art.  I started with the watercolor preset and worked with it from there.  I didn’t go very extreme but I think you can visualize the effect in the clover.  Purists would not be caught using something like Topaz but it allows the creative mind to exercise a little. Honeybee