I get a lot more work done when I keep social media tabs closed. That shouldn’t be a surprise, but it seems I have to keep reminding myself 😉 As I was ahead of schedule, I put together some photos for today’s blog.
Most people never realize what a difference filters and adjustments can make. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen this already, but it bears repeating.
What a difference, eh? Just goes to show you. I applied curves to balance the contrast, then stuck it in Topaz Adjust, where the Spicify filter did more stuff, like bring out color and define things in the photo. Then I ran it through Topaz DeNoise to remove graininess. After that, I applied the Orton effect (do a search on the blog to find posts about that) and then bumped the color even more. Time involved? Ten minutes tops.
This is the island where I took today’s photos. Notice the two birds at the top of the tree on the left? Those are the anhingas. They flew up there after I snapped them below. Normally, when it nears sunset, the vultures plant themselves in the tree in the middle.
All photos in this series had the Orton effect applied. A mask was used to bring back sharpness and detail in the focus area.
Hope you have a great weekend! See you Monday.