Wednesday, January 11, 2012


So I have been playing around with my some new software Silver Efex Pro 2 and Topaz Adjust 5.  It is a slow process, but I am learning.  I really want to step my photos up a notch without over doing it.  I find myself getting so involved with editing that I am neglecting other things I should be doing.  Then I tell myself, show season doesn't start until June.  So I have lots of time to improve on my skills.  So I look to you my cyber friends to let me know how I am doing.  Good, bad or otherwise any and all comments and suggestions are helpful.  After all we are artists and we should be used to critiques.  So let me have it!

So the top photo......I first went into Topaz Adjust 5 and tweeked the details, then went to Silver Efex Pro 2, did some more tweeking, but I feel like something is missing.
The bottom photo I just used Topaz Adjust 5.
I'm really not sure which photo I like better.  What do you think?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Green Heron

This beautiful Green Heron (Butorides virescens) was seen sitting among the mangroves at the Ding Darling Bird Sanctuary on Sanibel Island, Florida.

Friday, January 6, 2012

So What Do You Think?

So what do you think?  I recently purchased Topaz Adjust 5 and it is giving me so much insight on some great features, which are helping me with alot of photos I was having difficulty with, but what I was most interested in was HDR.  I know I still have a ton to learn and there are other software that are better suited for HDR processing, but I wanted to try it to see if I liked it first.  I did post this photo earlier this year "In a Daze" take a look to see the difference.
I would appreciate your comments and or suggestions.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Roseatte Spoonbill

What a fascinating bird, while watching this bird it would move it's head side to side skimming the water for food.  As you can see they have beautiful pink and white plumage and what about that red eye!  I photographed this Spoonbill at the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive on Merritt Island in Florida.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Liquid Silver

This is actually a photograph of a Harbor Master's boat reflecting off the harbor in Belfast, Maine.