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

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

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