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'The mailman called but he didn't leave no news' East Coast Blues, S. Terry & B. McGhee

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Nice colors, and the rolled-up paper in the box looks like in its a weird perspctive. Very nice.
If you don't mind my asking — what do you do to give the pictures this crisp, almost painted quality? I'm new to digital processing, so I don't know much about the software. Thanks.
John Prior: Hi Taylor, thanks for comments. I used Topaz adjust on this, not a preset, most of those are OTT and need fading or backing off. It is useful for emphasising detail, although this lens and sensor capture plenty of that to start with.
Old & New. the colors are really rich - I look forward to reading your response to Taylor... smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Akransas, United States of America
  • 19 Jul 2011, 06:40
such character and charm. i'd like to have one.
great textures!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jul 2011, 08:32
Looks like the mailman has left aught but advertising John
John Prior: Isn't that just the case, bills and flyers smile
I love the crop in this one
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 19 Jul 2011, 09:43
Il Postino.
John Prior: Le chiamate del postino. Molti ringraziamenti Chad smile
I like the reference to S and B. I haven't actually heard this one but can imagine. Great shot John
Junk mail is the same the world over grin. Love the colour and textures on this John
I like this one John. Interesting to read your answer to Taylor, I use Topaz quite a bit and also find the pre-sets need to considered a starting point for the effect on the final image.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, I find the whole Topaz suite useful at times, Photomatix tone mapping is also good for a quick alternative to Adjust, and I also like OnOne's Focal Point better than the new Topaz Lens effects plug in.
Love, love this. The detail is superb.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2011, 21:08
nice find, quite like the textures and color.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jul 2011, 14:59
Love the composition and the colours.
Simple and so well composed! Brilliant shot with terrific colors.
Have a nice day.

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