Writing with Light

Back to the Niagara Apothecary & Topaz DeNoise

I was going to post another fall foliage image today but realized that I’d forgotten to publish this post and wanted to get it out before the discount on Topaz DeNoise expired. (let me get to that in a minute).

Last month I posted an image from the Niagara Apothecary (you can see the original post here.) and I finally got around to processing some more images from that trip. Sorry but I’m a little bit backlogged. When I shot these I didn’t have my tripod with me so I pushed the ISO to 1000 and while my Canon 7D does a good job of handling noise when I merged my brackets in Photomatix it magnified the amount of noise as is usually the case.

This is image was 3 brackets merged in Photomatix which I then brought in to Photoshop where I adjusted levels and applied a touch of contrast. Click on the images to enlarge and really see the difference.

Niagara, apothecary, niagara on the lake, Ontario, wine country,

without Topaz DeNoise

Niagara, apothecary, niagara on the lake, Ontario, wine country,

With Topaz DeNoise

The following images were also run through Topaz DeNoise. Topaz Labs is having a special 30% off savings on Topaz DeNoise until October 12, 2012 (which is why I wanted to let you know about it) Just enter coupon code “NoiseFree” at checkout.

Niagara, apothecary, niagara on the lake, Ontario, wine country,

Niagara, apothecary, niagara on the lake, Ontario, wine country,

This last image was processed in much the same way but I really wasn’t pleased with the way Photomatix handled the exterior so I masked in the exterior from one of the original brackets and then applied DeNoise.

Niagara, apothecary, niagara on the lake, Ontario, wine country,

You can visit my gallery to purchase prints of any of these images.

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21 responses

  1. Lovely shots – oldtime charme – great… 🙂

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    October 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

  2. Great shots Edith, processing too is superb.

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    October 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

  3. Great shots, Edith. I really like all the detail. And that Topaz Denoise seems to do a good job. Have you used noise reduction in Photoshop? I’m tempted to get the NIK Dfine software but wonder if it’s any better. Thoughts??

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    October 11, 2012 at 9:55 am

    • Thanks Mark.I have used the noise reduction in Photoshop but I still find that Topaz DeNoise does a better job. I can’t speak to the NIK software because I haven’t used it. You can download a trial of DeNoise and test it out and see if you like it.

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      October 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

  4. George Vagabon

    Very strong images. What potions one could concoct!

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    October 11, 2012 at 10:25 am

  5. FANTASTIC SHOTS!

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    October 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  6. This year I converted from Nik’s Dfine to Topaz Denoise. I like the results and its easy to use.

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    October 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    • A reader asked me about NIK’s Dfine but I haven’t used it. I’m quite pleased with the results I get from DeNoise.

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      October 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  7. Love these Edith, especially that last image! Wow!

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    October 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  8. These are really wonderful images, Edith! I

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    October 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

  9. Super images Edith! Love the last one especially, the lighting is so well balenced.

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    October 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  10. Great series of images, Edith. I especially like the last one – the balance between the interior and exterior lighting is absolutely spot on!

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    October 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm

  11. Love the vintage and antique look, topaz did a great job!

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    October 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

  12. sedge808

    so beautiful.

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    October 12, 2012 at 12:40 am

  13. What a fabulous venue for some images, Edith

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    October 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

  14. Bella serie, me encantan, besos

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    October 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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