Train Station Roundabout West Maryland

May 10, 2011 | Tilt-Shift Photography

Topaz Labs has recently released a new imaging software to their list of cool plugins called Topaz Lens Effects. This new plugin lets photographers add different lens effects to their photos.

My first thought, when I shot this photo was… “this would be a cool tilt-shift photo.” Coincidently I came about this photo the same day I was notified about the new plugin. So I decided to give Topaz Lens Effects a test run, and I was impressed!

Before I did the tilt-shift using Topaz’s Plugin, I tried producing the effect manually in Photoshop. The result wasn’t as I expected and it required more more work than I imagined.

Than I tried Topaz Lens Effects and it gave me exactly what I wanted. The best part, it was easy to use, as I expected from the folks at Topaz Labs.

This is my first tilt-shift photo so go easy on me. It takes my eyes a little time to get use to seeing new things. Let me produce a few more of these tilt-shift photos and I’ll be a tilt-shift expert before you know it… digitally that is ;-)

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Software I Use for Processing Photos:
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust – Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise – Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz CleanPhotoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.
Topaz SimplifyPhotoshop plugin used for artistic affect.
Topaz Lens EffectsPhotoshop plugin used for lens effects.

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Photography Style: HDR Tilt-Shift Photography
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Frostburg, Maryland