Topaz Glow

Yorkshire Fields

Whilst on a walk around the Yorkshire Moors via Captain Cooks Monument and Roseberry Topping this summer, I took the opportunity to take some Colour Infrared Images on my converted Canon 20D.  The day was nice and sunny – so that helped make the infrared camera out on the foliage etc. The images were processed using a variety of methods, all have been channel swapped to give the “blue sky”

LAOWA 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Infrared Car

I recently bought the LAOWA 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Lens, and so after snapping some normal shots, thought I’d give it a quick try out with my converted Colour Infrared 20D Camera. Here are my first results and impressions of this lens, when used for Infrared Photography. As expected with a lens this wide, getting the sun in front will exhibit some dramatic lens flair that can be seen

Sunlit Moors

Whilst up in the Yorkshire Dales in September,  a walk on a sunny day, gave me the opportunity to take out my converted Canon 20D camera and take some Enhanced Colour Infrared images. Having now processed them using a variety of methods and several Topaz Plugins ( including Adjust, Restyle , Glow and Texture Effects), I have this collection of Colour Infrared Landscapes from the day.

Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl & Glow (Multiplied and Screened) & Simplify

After taking some Autumn Landscapes images at Anderwood in the New Forest last weekend, I used some of my Topaz Labs plugins to create different looks to the original photographs. I did this to Create new looks to the images. Brighten things up as the weather was overcast and dull. Here are 3 different images, processed with various Topaz Plugins, along with the original image in each case for comparison.

Little & Large

A wandering walk from Tuckton, over towards Wick on a dullish but dry day saw me keep three completely different types of picture. Firstly a contrast in size shot of two birds on the river bank. Further round I found a bouy tied near to a post.  I took this intentionally to play with Topaz Glow later, as well as some of some reeds which did not work so well. 

New Forest Fantasy

Pardon the pun, but here are some more Topaz Glow effect images.  Most of these are colour infrared images with Topaz Glow used upon them.   Some of the effects are extreme – and others more subtle.  As I start to use the plugin, I note the sliders to adjust a preset are useful, but most importantly I find playing with the blend mode and strength makes a big difference. The

Lower Test - Topaz Glow

Today I had a further look at the Topaz Glow plugin after reading a quick tutorial on the TopazLabs Blog. This time I tried a more radical effect on a shot taken last weekend at the Lower Test HWT reserve.  This one is using the preset – Natural Neon III.  The blend mode I changed from the default to Hard Light. The result The original   This next shot is

Electrify

TopazLabs.com have released a new plugin called Glow.  Being a user of some of their other plugins, especially Denoise & Adjust, I thought I would give it a quick play this evening.   I tried it on a couple wildlife shots without any really pleasing effect, however this shot of trees in winter sunlight produced some nice results. This is the original starting image. The following images are all just straight