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  #186 Patterns in Nature
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Blazing Sunset       ©2017 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-ZS3       8th place, 89 points
1/50s, f3.7, ISO 125, 45mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Crop. Topaz Molten Gold Filter. Adjust contrast.       Extra Info: I felt this effect brought better emphasis to the patterns in the trees while retaining the warm glow of the sunset.
 
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Mepo
Jun 6, 2017
    THANK YOU ALL FOR THE COMMENTS.

Steve: Topaz Labs (who I've used for years) have come out with a new stand-alone editor. I tried it for this challenge and this filter was one of the highlighted solutions. The new product is Called Topaz STUDIO. it is free with 10 standard plug-ins. You can pay for more plug-ins if you want. Topazlabs.com It works as a standalone editor, a plugin within Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as a host application for your other Topaz plugins. Once you buy a Topaz product you get free upgrades for life!!

ysal
Jun 6, 2017
    Congrats on your top 10 finish! Such a beautiful piece of artwork.

SteveBee
Jun 6, 2017
    A very striking image. I was curious about the filter used. Very graphic feel.

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mrsawyer
Jun 5, 2017
    An unusual sunset view. There are some shaded areas between tree trunks that look a bit odd, though the general appearance is pleasing. Just made my favs.

forkcandles
Jun 5, 2017
    this is a fabulous colour which pops

Lo
Jun 4, 2017
    I like the unusual treatment you have used. It intensifies the patterns of the trees against the skies, and the long shadows reaching across the grass. IN my TT

Mepo
Jun 4, 2017
    Thanks for the comments. I took the shot of the sunset deliberately obscuring it behind the trees since I wanted to emphasize the trees not the sunset. I then processed this in B & W for the same reason. I found this filter by accident in a completely new Topaz release that I was taking a look at for the first time.

ysal
Jun 3, 2017
    What a beautiful treatment! Looks more like a painting than an photo. Really nice, great choice of colors. I think I've seen this scene in other challenges? In my TT.

SteveBee
Jun 1, 2017
    Wonderful image. Love the colors and the backlit shapes of the trees. The image is very graphic because of the very limited color palette and the imprecise masking around the tree shapes.
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