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Topaz Glow

To say that I’m excited by the release of Topaz Labs newest plug-in would be a huge understatement. This week Topaz Glow was released and what a great addition to Topaz’s arsenal of great tools.


Topaz Glow can be used as a stand-alone or a plugin (for PC & MAC) to transform your photos from dull to dazzling. Containing more than 70 unconventional and quirky filters, you can infuse your images with neon, graphic, liquid and other electrifying effects. Glow reveals hidden textures in your photos that aren’t visible to the naked eye. While you may not want to apply Glow on every image, you can take your creativity to the next level with this awesome plug-in.

Glow comes packed with 70 filters which you can use as is or you have complete artistic control to customize, combine and tweak to make your vision come to life.

Topaz Glow is regularly priced at $69.99 but until December 31, 2014 you can pick up Glow for $49.99 using the coupon code INTROGLOW.

Here are a few of my images processed with Topaz Glow. Click on each image to see a larger version.

Topaz Glow, Topaz Labs, sunflower, flower

Topaz Glow, Topaz Labs, Italy, Tuscany, door, blue, travel photography

Topaz Glow, Topaz Labs, Paris, Louvre, night photography, long exposure, travel photography

Sunflower Sunshine

I love sunflowers. In full bloom they exude happiness and light and much like a photographer they follow that light. I came across this beauty in a sunflower field in the hills of Tuscany.

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Sunflower, nature, flower, flower photography, yellow

Funky Flowers

Disclaimer….no flowers were harmed in the making of this photograph.

This was shot through a piece of water-glass. The only post processing was a slight adjustment to levels in Photoshop.

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macr, flowers, abstract, water glass

Weekly Photo Challenge – Delicate

My contribution to this week’s challenge….

macro photography, flower, purple, delicate

Yellow Rose of Friendship

The yellow rose signifies friendship and caring so I thought it appropriate to share this image with you today and wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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yellow, rose, flower, macro photography, texture


Getting in Close

I don’t do a lot of macro or close-up photography, but like most of us, I’m always looking to expand my skills.  This weekend I participated in a close-up photography workshop with photographer Julie Waterhouse. Julie is a skilled photographer and teacher with a keen eye for detail and an infectious attitude towards learning and discovery.  I really enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone and trying different things during the workshop and if you’re not familiar with Julie I encourage you to check out her website or sign-up for her free photo-tips newsletter.

I’m still working through processing my images so you’ll see more in the coming days but here’s the first from this weekend’s workshop.

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gerber, flower, macro photography, close-up,