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Processing Pine Cones in Topaz Plug-ins

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 by

Topaz B & W effects with warm toneLast November I originally posted about these pinecones and how I shot them and processed them.  I recently found how I can post a gallery with captions that will tell you how I processed each photo.  So here is what I originally posted:

I wanted to practice some macro shots of this pine cone in manual setting instead of Aperture setting.  Then I wanted to try out some different presets within several Topaz plug-ins.  You can view these photos in the following gallery link:

Processing pinecones in Topaz Plug-ins

When you get to this gallery you will see the caption telling you how I processed the photo. In the bottom right corner of the logo bar, you can click on the small right-facing arrow to run a slide show of all the photos in this gallery or hover over the right hand side of your screen and click on the arrow that appears.

I would invite your comments on this post about the processing techniques I used.  Also, let me know if you like this type of information about processing and/or what other processing info you would like to learn. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to subscribe by e-mail or RSS feed to future posts/galleries.

Thanks for coming by!
Paula Jo


  1. Hi Paula Jo,

    I enjoy looking at photos and I don’t have any technical background about photography myself. The textures and the play of light and dark in the pine cone evoke a quietness inside me, it is a visually meditative experience.

    Thank you.

    ~ Dena

    • I am glad you enjoyed the photos, Dena! Thanks for stopping by. I am hoping to get a new gallery up by tomorrow with photos I took while I was out of town this week!

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