A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Wintery Bench

with 4 comments

Awaiting Spring

I start another 4-day trip this afternoon, getting back on Sunday evening. Yesterday we enjoyed another cloudy, cold and now windy day. When I “jumped” out of bed this morning the temperature was a brisk 11 degrees, at least we were in the double digits. I ventured off to a small coffee shop to write and work on a few images. Outside of the coffee shop is a brick walkway between the older buildings where they have set up tables and benches for the patrons. But as you can see there were not any patrons and the benches were only occupied with snow.

I downloaded the free 30 day trial of Topaz Adjust because several people have recommended it and I don’t want to be left out. I will read up on the manual to see what I need to do. I used it on this image and just selected one that seemed “waaay” to far out there for me. We’ll give it a try. Actually I kinda like the way it looks, it’s different.


Written by Monte Stevens

February 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Cityscapes/Urban

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4 Responses

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  1. Monte, that’s a bench load of snow. I think you’ll find Topaz Adjust an interesting plugin which works well with some photos for detail and color enhancement. After trying it I ended up purchasing a copy and enjoy having it in my toolkit.

    Have a safe trip.


    February 11, 2010 at 8:05 am

  2. The processing makes the brick color really pop – I like the result. I have TA but I don’t use it that often. I go though phases with processing. 🙂


    February 11, 2010 at 8:46 am

    • It has some kool effects and may be one I keep around. It seems simple enough to use, also.

      Monte Stevens

      February 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

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