I like topaz and especially when not overdone.
Neither are overdone but I prefer the more delicate approach of number 2.....
Sorry I did not jump in sooner but I tend to stack up my spare "review others" time but been a bit bogged down.
However, like them both with number 2 as best
Hope you are well
I don't respond generally to Topaz threads either..... but you have my attention right now!!
#1 is over cooked to me and as Gretchen said could work well in b+w.
#2 is more to my liking, just work more on getting the selective colour around the plant more defined rather than the halo appearance....
my 2 cents, now back to the Adobe Processors forum where I hang out!!:biggrin:
like others have said the second one has a southwest feel. it looks like it can make it as piece to hang up, but I would try to replace the flooring.
in the second image, it looks as though everything blends together as one. you look at it and kinda don't know what to focus on. it feels a little on the bright side.
I use TA as well but usually go through the retouching and Topaz photos thread.. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder if someone doesnt like HDR or topaz adjust who cares. Shoot I had an HDR published in a calendar and I have had just normal shots published as well... Its all in what people like all of us are different and some not as open minded as others.. Dont mean to babble just got laid off Friday and have time to linger in cafe.. Keep up the good work and like your shots
I really dont have a clue why you want any one to comment a cactus if you have pictures like this in your collection.
Nothing wrong with it as a photo but unfortunately it has been given an exaggerated treatment in Topaz, meaning it no longer looks real.