Readers of the blog might have noticed I often like playing with the various Topaz Filters Plugins. Guess what? If you’re thinking you should splurge for an early Christmas Gift for yourself or your favorite photographer, Topaz Labs is having a SALE.
As an incentive (in case you need one), here’s me playing with a few of my recent photos. Don’t worry, you can look even if you’re not in the market for the package.
Specifically, this time I’m playing with just one plugin. The Topaz B&W Effects 2 plugin.
For this quick exercise, I selected the following photo from one of my older posts:
Some will recognize those as my grandfather’s binoculars. I won’t link the original post as that might pressure people into thinking they have to click on the link and read the post.
I have 12 different B&W treatments of the above photo, but know that the plugin has over a hundred presets and that doesn’t count the ones you can create and share.
Rather than go photo by photo, I’ll just present the variations in monochrome in the gallery below. I mentioned monochrome because one of these photos is being submitted to next week’s Monochrome Madness post at the Leanne Cole blog. Next week’s submissions will comprise the 30th week of the 4th year of Monochrome Madness.
Note, this is not a contest site; it’s just people who like B&W photos sharing their work. In two weeks, at the beginning of next month, the submissions are themed. This time it’s “Up in the air,” interpreted however you want. I’ll probably be doing a post about it in the next week or so.
If you like B&W photography, it’s a good place to see pretty good examples. If you take B&W photos, perhaps you should consider contributing every week.
Here’s the randomly arranged gallery for this uncharacteristically short post.
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