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Fauve by Topaz

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Gujarat, India 2009 I’ve been trying Topaz Glow software. I wasn’t sure I needed it but I love what it did to this photo. I’d worked on this years ago using Topaz Simplicity to give it a stylized look. Topaz … Continue reading

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Weavers of Bokhara

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Bokhara, Uzbekistan 2012 I like the tilt of the middle woman’s head. Her lovely profile makes this photo for me. It needed a lot of Photoshop, but I like to play in Photoshop. It’s what I do! Blue toned fluorescent lights lit the … Continue reading

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Laughter

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Ethiopia 2012 Laughing with friends. Priceless.

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A Place for Prayer

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Transylvania 2012 Shrines similar to this wood carving of the crucifixion are found all over Romania. Bouquets or wreaths of fresh flowers laid at the foot of the shrine testify that religion is still strong. I shot this in early spring and the … Continue reading

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Door Light and Geometry

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Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan 2012 An artisan decorates pottery the way pottery has been decorated for generations. His light source is from an open door that opens to a small, unkempt garden. I love unkempt gardens. They seem magical to me as does this … Continue reading

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Expression

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Kazakhstan 2016 I aimed for expression when I was shooting the buzkhashi in Kazakhstan. You might think the horses are trying to bite each other but in reality, they are trying to evade the punishing bit. Another interesting tidbit…the word … Continue reading

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When Is It Finished?

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Maryland, U.S.A.2016 These dairy barns in Western Maryland made it easy to think of a graphic look. It also made it easy to tweak it using various software. The problem is knowing when to quit.  

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Women of Mopti

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Mopti, Mali 1998 Women wash clothing in the Niger River.  I love their posture. Graceful. Although we who are used to washing machines would not like doing this chore, it didn’t bother these women who were laughing and gossiping as … Continue reading

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Woman of Mystery

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San Francisco, California My favorite look! I’ve been trying to copy some editing techniques and so far am unsuccessful but I think I am making progress. It all comes down to using Topaz plug-ins. You can get all sorts of effects … Continue reading

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Pushing Color

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South Carolina 2011 I’ve been watching some tutorials on the net recently: Topaz Impressions and Simplify to get painterly looks and some beginner tutorials in Corel Painter. One of the instructors said…”take the color and PUSH IT! In other words, sample … Continue reading

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