Tag Archives: Topaz BW Effects

The Road to Truth?

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”  Buddha Fujifilm X-S1, Topaz B&W Effects, Lightroom 4

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Patterns in the forest

A quick walk Saturday through a nearby Audubon Sanctuary resulted in a nice break from civilization but not much in the way of interesting photos.  But there were fern and foliage in abundance, and being in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Are we there yet?

It was a hotel corridor like so many others: sterile, impersonal, and it seemed to go on forever.  I had too much luggage, a camera bag, and I couldn’t locate my room key.  But I got the shot. Processed in … Continue reading

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Seeing in Black and White

Ever since I downloaded Topaz B&W Effects, I’ve had a renewed interest in making black and white images.  I’ve been reading a lot about, and experimenting with “seeing” in B&W. Most of us as photographers see in color: tones, saturation, … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Outside looking in

During a recent visit to the quaint downtown of Mystic CT, we passed by the Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream Café.  It was only 1pm, and the early autumn sun was coming through the plate glass window at enough of an … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Art imitating life

Ok, I know you’ve been seeing a lot of B&W conversions of late, here on 2 Guys Photo, but I wanted to show you one more feature of Topaz B&W Effects. Using brushes, as opposed to layer masks, one can … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Return to Monument Valley

Last Friday, I posted a Daily Photo Phix image that was processed using Topaz B&W Effects, which I indicated I had just purchased and was experimenting with.  Well, the process continues, and I must tell, you, I’m liking what I’m … Continue reading

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Night Falls, literally

I was thinking about the photo contest that’s currently underway, where the theme is “Night Falls”.  Although Rey and I cannot submit, I have been thinking of different ways to represent that theme. I decided to go for a literal … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Commuters

Coming down to Philadelphia last week on the Amtrak Acela (the only way to fly), I put my Panasonic ZS8 in silent shutter mode and snapped this shot of my fellow commuters.  It made me think of the young lion … Continue reading

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