Tag Archives: DxO Nik Collection

A quick post about Topaz Labs DeNoise AI

I’ll start by saying I get no compensation for mentioning any of the programs I use. The reason I mention something is to either trash it or praise it. In the case of Topaz Labs programs and plugins, it’s usually … Continue reading

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To bee, wasp, or not bumblebee — “H” stories voting reminder

On my previous bug post HERE <<<this is a link I mentioned I used to photograph bugs . . . and if one wants a bit of proof, I have a SmugMug Folder <<<this is a link dedicated just to … Continue reading

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Let me bug you — “G” stories voting reminder

I used to take a lot of photos of bugs. See HERE, HERE, and HERE if you want proof. Would you believe I don’t see as many bugs here? No? Well, I’m not lying. And — because of it — … Continue reading

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Birds, more birds, and “G” stories voting reminder

The previous bird post covered the American robin. Today, I have a few more birds . . . but first a quick update on one of the robins. Remember I mentioned dI thought one of them was building a nest … Continue reading

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No Batman, but Robin, and “G” stories voting reminder

We have a lot of birds flying in and around our yard. I’m partially deaf and I hear a fair number of birdcalls, but Melisa has excellent hearing and she says it’s a euphonic symphony and I’m only hearing a … Continue reading

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Noise and Sharpness: Lighroom CC, Nik Dfine 2.0, Topaz Labs DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI

Recently, I mentioned a few programs in a comment. Program relating to reducing noise in photographs. Those programs were Lightroom CC, DxO PhotoLab 3, DxO Nik Collection 2.5 (Dfine 2), and Topaz DeNoise AI, Topaz Sharpen AI. It should go … Continue reading

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Recreating lightscatter image

The lightscatter blog had THIS interesting image in a recent post. I would duplicate the image here but I’d rather you go see it there. Anyway, I liked the look of it and I made a half-assed attempt at duplicating … Continue reading

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Evergreens sometimes aren’t

Here’s more of my patio musings . . . Last year, I mentioned to my neighbors they should spray their evergreens for biological pests . . . which they didn’t do . . .

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A Tail of Two Coins

. . . it is the pretty good of coins, it is the not so good of coins . . . Stay safe, and if you feel like reading three short stories, and if then you feel like voting for … Continue reading

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The grass is not always greener, but sometimes multicolored

Here’s more of my patio musings . . . So, both my neighbors and I have tall ornamental grasses as part of our landscaping. I cut mine down in late February but they still had theirs up last week.

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Leaf Is As Leaf Does

One of the things I regularly do is sit outside — back patio in the morning, front porch in the afternoon or evening — and watch stuff and birds and bugs unconcerned with quarantines go about their business. I figure … Continue reading

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“E” stories closing soon; “F” stories on their way (maybe)

You can still vote for your favorite of the “E” stories HERE. BUT . . . the opportunity will close soon because the “F” stories are on their way . . . maybe. I’ve not heard from the other writers … Continue reading

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Yes, an “E” stories reminder and some Nikon D7500 photos

Yes, you can still vote for your favorite of the “E” stories HERE. That’s also where you can find links to the stories so that — you know — you can read them before you vote, and find a link … Continue reading

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Remembering the “E” stories are still active and some Nikon P900 photos

Yes, I’ve been remiss in reminding people to vote for your favorite of the “E” stories HERE. That’s also where you can find links to the stories so that — you know — you can read them before you vote, … Continue reading

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The next-to-last reminder about “C” stories

Youse read that correctly. This is not the last reminder to vote on “C” stories. It might have been clearer had I used penultimate . . . but I try to eschew arcane and brobdingnagian words when lesser words will do. … Continue reading

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