Monthly Archives: November 2013

Images from Venice and Lucca Italy from the October Photographic Workshops

It has been a great year out teaching photographic workshops and displaying my work at Art Fairs and I finally have time to work on new images with Photoshop and the Topaz Labs software programs.

Simplify 4 Painting - Oil Painting II

Simplify 4 Painting – Oil Painting II

Simplify 4 Painting Oil Painting II

To start off the holiday season Topaz Labs Complete Collection will be sold for $199.99, which is almost 50% off the normal price of $379.99. The sale will run from November 28th through December 2nd

Click on this link to my website http://www.european-images.com/links.phpthe code for the discount is at my website and if you click on the link to the Topaz website so I get credit for the sale. I am hoping to do some onsite training for them and the more activity they see from me the better.

Simplify 4 Painting OP Black and White

Simplify 4 Painting OP Black and White

Simplify 4 Painting OP Black and White

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A Great Image of Seagulls in flight

Sometimes it is knowing where to capture an image and sometimes an image is serendipitous and sometimes it is a combination of both. I have spent time at the beaches in Florida between art fairs and have been wanting to capture an image of a flock of seagulls on the beach but have not been able to capture the image that I have envisioned. Recently Steve  Johnson fellow photographer from Louisville who has taken one of my workshops  sent me the image of the Seagulls that I have been wanting to capture. Steve I have two questions 1st where did you capture this great image and 2nd what were your camera setting for this image?

Seagulls in Flight - W. Steve Johnson

Seagulls in Flight – W. Steve Johnson

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Tumble Weed – Antelope Canyon – Topaz Labs Complete Collection $199.99

During the Southwest workshop I was able to spend time in Antelope canyon on the Navajo reservation near Lake Powell Arizona. The area is laced with wonderful slot canyons where the light dances off textured sandstone walls painting them with muted colors that the Southwest is famous for and gave Georgia O’Keeffe the subjects for the painting that made her famous. When you are standing in these canyons it gives me the feeling that I am in another world and I cannot wait until I return to explore more of our canyons and parks.

Tumble Weed - Antelope Canyon - Processed with Topaz Software

Tumble Weed – Antelope Canyon – Processed with Topaz Software

After I captured this image I made a few adjustments in Camera raw before opening it into Photoshop.

Tumble Weed - Antelope Canyon - Camera raw

Tumble Weed – Antelope Canyon – Camera raw

Next I created a layer and opened it in Topaz Labs Clarity and in the Landscape Pallet I added the Sunny Day setting.

Tumble Weed - Antelope Canyon - Clarity Sunny Day

Tumble Weed – Antelope Canyon – Clarity Sunny Day

Then I added sharpening by adding Topaz Labs InFocus

Tumble Weed - Antelope Canyon - Topaz Labs InFocus

Tumble Weed – Antelope Canyon – Topaz Labs InFocus

The right side of the tumbleweed was a little light so I selected a circular gradient layer and used Multiply in the Blend mode to darken the light area. This technique is similar to selective burning I used countless times in the darkroom.

Tumble Weed - Antelope Canyon - Circular Gradient Layer

Tumble Weed – Antelope Canyon – Circular Gradient Layer

The Topaz Labs Complete Collection will be sold for $199.99, which is almost 50% off the normal price of $379.99. The sale will run from November 28th through December 2nd.

For the discount code click here


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