My challenges just keep getting harder each time to pick a winner. This challenge was a fun one since so many people love plugins and Topaz Labs makes some really powerful ones. With the release of the new Topaz Adjust 4 I knew I had to get people to give it a try, and what better way than to have people download the trial for a chance to win a free license.
With that said, the challenge asked for what you could come up with in one day using Topaz Adjust 4. Really it is less than a day because of time zones differences, etc…
The photograph I chose is “Basilica of St. Louis, King of France” by Jeff. Jeff processed the photo twice using different presets and tweaking the settings from there. The result is this vivid texture filled photo. What makes me keep coming back to Jeff’s photo is how the building pops off the clouds. I could look at that for hours. Jeff also has a photo blog at http://www.eleventwentysix.com.
My second choice which also came very close to being my first choice was “Pahrump NV General Store IR Color” by Michael White. I am a big fan of infrared photography, and a bigger fan of color infrared photography. The texture in the building and the colors all around the image. The photo is dark and gloomy but makes me want to look for all the hidden details that you wouldn’t notice in the first glance. Michael did a great job with Topaz Adjust 4 in this photo!
Thank you every who participated and I hope you join in future challenges as well.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,