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Topaz's Simplify

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 24 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Topaz's Simplify plug-in was used for this shot.

NIKON D300 1/20 second F/8.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Have you taken up painting, Jack? ;-) Nice processing.

24 Feb 2010 5:02am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

WOW!! These are fabulous! P.S. Harold would be so proud. P.P.S. I'm back.

24 Feb 2010 5:10am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great composition. Yellow bursts over pink and red with yellow echoed inside again. Cool processing.

24 Feb 2010 5:12am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Fantastic. Such vivid colours! This photo is bursting with life.

24 Feb 2010 5:15am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I really like these strong bright colors! A very upbeat and vivid image Jack!

24 Feb 2010 5:23am

Susan from Sausalito, United States


24 Feb 2010 5:35am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's like a comic painting :) You are enjoying Photoshop :)

24 Feb 2010 5:51am

@Paco Díaz: I use Photoshop these days primarily for the plug-ins that I have hosted there. Most of what I used to do in PS, I now do in Lightroom.

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

A rainbow of colors... Nice colored macro Jack !

24 Feb 2010 6:19am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture; terrefic

24 Feb 2010 6:36am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Like a painting Jack ! Wonderful !

24 Feb 2010 7:05am

rem_la from Villiers, France

encore un joli panel de couleur !

24 Feb 2010 7:25am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A Masterpiece Jack- I would hang that on my wall - it is beautiful.

24 Feb 2010 7:33am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Super. I love what you did here. A terrific combination of colors and shapes.
I may have to look into Topaz...your work is inspiring !

24 Feb 2010 7:36am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful painting Jack!

24 Feb 2010 7:40am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Hoy nos das una clase de pintura... como combinar los colores, como utilizar una buena paleta de tonos! El resultado una composición alegre y divertida! Recuerdo perfectamente mi trabajo con las acuarelas!... como se extiende la pintura con el agua... lo difícil que es dominarla! Mi amigo Jack lo hace con un plu-gin y sin ensuciarse las manos! Gracias por esta encantadora luz que nos da los buenos días! Many kisses, Adela

24 Feb 2010 7:58am

@Fonts: Hope that you enjoyed your class. You remind me how glad I am to not be in a wet darkroom :)) Besos.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

A beautiful painting...:).

24 Feb 2010 8:22am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful !

24 Feb 2010 8:48am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful treatment. were they this vibrant before u processed them?

24 Feb 2010 9:03am

@MK: Not quite this vibrant, but close.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Wow. The processing works really well on such a vivid shot.

24 Feb 2010 9:47am

T.hÓmas from Paris, France

Very nice job.

24 Feb 2010 10:01am

STEED from Gueret, France

As perfect as an Oil Painting...

24 Feb 2010 12:32pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful processing!

24 Feb 2010 12:41pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

another great process
5 stars!!!

24 Feb 2010 1:08pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

beautiful capture

24 Feb 2010 1:18pm

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Wow John4Jack - a beautiful and happy making artwork - would be great in a frame on my living-room wall :-) Excellent done! :-)

24 Feb 2010 2:20pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

What a colourful series !!

24 Feb 2010 2:31pm

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

A good gallery hanger.

24 Feb 2010 2:56pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

you've turned these Freesia into a vibrant painting. Very nice Jack.

24 Feb 2010 3:12pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

You are just knocking my out with these colors, Jack!

24 Feb 2010 3:18pm

Florence from Paris, France

I use Topaz as well Jack. Nice tool. Welcome to the club ! :-)

24 Feb 2010 3:35pm

@Florence: I'm finding out more and more about the resources that you use :))

keith from killarney, Ireland

not familiar with that plug in Jack must check it out, the work it helps to creat is totally cool

24 Feb 2010 4:02pm

alex centrella from California, United States

more stunning work.., love this series..

24 Feb 2010 4:54pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Whouah Jack! Flowers is art in its purest home! An image magnificence!

24 Feb 2010 5:23pm

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Yay more exquisite paintings :)

24 Feb 2010 5:29pm

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Great (✿◠‿◠)❤

24 Feb 2010 5:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks like a watercolor. Nice work, Jack.

24 Feb 2010 5:38pm

Tricia from Southeast Missourah, United States

Bright & beaming came to mind when I saw this image!

24 Feb 2010 5:55pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool work, Jack :)

24 Feb 2010 6:06pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great colors, i love it!

24 Feb 2010 6:44pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Very creative- lovely colors!

24 Feb 2010 7:05pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Une peinture .... superbe !... Excellent.

24 Feb 2010 7:15pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

As if you painted it this very afternoon, Jack.

24 Feb 2010 7:16pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Un festival de belles couleurs, c'est beau !

24 Feb 2010 7:35pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

simply GLORIOUS!!! ;) howdy mate!! back to say hello and that i am leaving AM3 for another type of site, which hasn't yet been determined... but i will let you know when i find it!!! all the best to you!!! speak soon!!!

24 Feb 2010 8:21pm

@dj.tigersprout: Am3 is the most extroverted thing that I do. I am an introvert who spent his working life in an extroverted job. The first 10 years of my retirement were wonderful for nurturing my introvert. The passion of photography has exploded that.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Truely art! The colors really popl

24 Feb 2010 8:24pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

You turned a photo into a painting! Not used Topaz Simplify yet, but can see there are some suitable applications for it. Thanks for sharing.

24 Feb 2010 9:17pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Like a painting!

24 Feb 2010 10:36pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Very good pp work!

24 Feb 2010 10:49pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It looks like a blast for the 60s.

24 Feb 2010 11:09pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Stunning color. I'm a big fan of the Topaz plug-ins, maybe too much. I try it on just about everything.
This works really well, Jack.

24 Feb 2010 11:43pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Lovely!!! Another plug-in i don't know about......

24 Feb 2010 11:54pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Now this is art! Beautiful image and the post treatment is spot on. Bravo

25 Feb 2010 12:18am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful work on this!

25 Feb 2010 1:06am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

such beautiful warm colors, so cool yet again

25 Feb 2010 1:24am

Ajay from Pune, India

Gorgeous colours. They are painted on the flowers so beautifully.

25 Feb 2010 1:49am

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Jack Don't you just love playing with Topaz? I could sit for hours and play around with it. And your beautiful shot inspired my choice for tomorrow's post. Thanks!

25 Feb 2010 1:50am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great processing showing the vivid colors of this close-up.

25 Feb 2010 3:03am

LauraS from Chico, United States

How beautiful, Jack. Love that effect.

25 Feb 2010 3:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like this treatment. Topaz ? I want to get it...

25 Feb 2010 1:21pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Love this color combination!!

25 Feb 2010 3:15pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Another marvel...superb colors ...i do like these flowers series...

25 Feb 2010 6:06pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Very artsy! Now, THAT is something to brighten our day!

26 Feb 2010 7:00pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

joliment coloré.

28 Feb 2010 5:49pm