Valley of Fire, Sunset – November 8-14, 2013 Workshop

First stop for this Novembers workshop is the Valley of Fire about an hour north of Vegas. With some of most interesting  colored and textures sandstone in the southwest it is a great location to start this shoot.

Sunset near the Fire Wave  – Valley of Fire, Nevada

Valley of Fire processed with Topaz software

Valley of Fire processed with Topaz software

I used Topaz Labs software to process this image and in a few steps I was able to transform this image from an nice sunset image into a exception sunset. Often when I am on location the light and feel of the images cannot be completely captured by my cameras and  I find that by using Topaz I am able to convey what I saw and felt in the processed file for printing.

Valley of Fire sunset -  unprocessed image

Valley of Fire sunset – unprocessed image

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About europeanimages

Light is both the photographer's palette and brush. Harnessing available light is a skill learned through the study of technical theory and then applying it in the field. My goal as a photographer is to search out the images that interest me artistically, then once I have found the essence of that place I use composition and light to enhance the images. View all posts by europeanimages

2 responses to “Valley of Fire, Sunset – November 8-14, 2013 Workshop

  • Steve Johnson

    Hello Paul, I really like what you are doing with the Topaz Software. Now that I have Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6 via the Adobe Cloud Service I am really tempted to try Topaz. My only thought is that I may need to learn how to use LR and PS before delving into the plugins.

    The enhancements in the Valley of Fire Sunset are amazing. The improvement in the clarity of detail and the enhancement in the colors in the sky and rock face turn a good photograph into a great one.

    Hope you are having a good show this weekend.

    • europeanimages

      Steve I am glad you like the way Topaz software enhances an image. The software is simplistic and user friendly they have a few videos online and if you watch one the interface for all of the software is the same.
      http://www.topazlabs.com/tutorials/clarity.html

      Topaz is running a big promotion on our Bundle through July 7th. Discounting the Bundle from $299.99 to $199.99. They will probably run the special again but when? The promo code for this discount will be: july4

      When you are ready if you use may name in the code section it will give you 15% off anytime.

      If you use my link at http://www.european-images.com/links.php they are
      able to see that I referred you and it gives me credit as an affiliate.

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