Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

turkey trot


In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I'd trot a few turkeys out of my archive for This or That Thursday. There is also another theme to these images in that they were processed using Topaz Labs Adjust filters. After hearing about this plugin on someone's blog (I'm sorry, I forget who!) who heard it from Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art.

I downloaded all the free fully functional trials and haven't even begun to explore the possibilities in one of them. For today, I pulled these images pretty much straight out of the camera (SOCC) and did a minimal amount of adjusting in Topaz just to give you a feel for the possibilities. I'll talk more about it tomorrow for PhotoArt Friday, but I will tell you that if you like RadLabs, you will go absolutely bonkers for Topaz Labs! They both have their merits and I want them both. For Photo Art, I think Topaz is the clear winner. For now, I have a new toy to play with for the next 30 days. I applied "French Countryside" to the image above.

lone turkey


This single turkey above was processed using "Small Details" and the one below with "Venice Painting."

turkey peck

I so wish the composition and focus had been better on the above image, but this was what I had to work with. The two turkeys "kissing" over the back of the other one is just darling and the turkey looking on in the background looks positively scandalized! Although not perfect, applying the filter helped the feel of the image and it did bring out some details while softening others to make it sort of look like I meant to do that. LOL

These are just quick and easy edits. I have something more special to show you tomorrow. For now, I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you have some time over the weekend to play with photos and you have PhotoShop, go get your free trial of Topaz. I just know you are going to be seeing a lot of this plugin on my blog, so I went ahead and joined their affiliate program. Just click the button below to visit their site.



Thiry Days Of ThanksToday I am thankful for ...

What Jann said:

I've got money in my pocket,
I like the color of my hair.
I've got a friend who loves me,
Got a house, I've got a car.
I've got a good mother,
and her voice is what keeps me here.

Feet on ground,
Heart in hand,
Facing forward,
Be yourself.
I've never wanted anything.
No I've, no I've, I've never wanted anything,
so bad..(so bad).

Cardboard masks of all the people I've been
Thrown out, with all the rusted, tangled
dented God Damned miseries!!
You could say I'm hard to hold,
But if you knew me you'd know,
I've got a good father,
And his strength is what makes me cry.

Feet on ground,
Heart in hand,
Facing forward,
Be yourself.
I've never wanted anything,
No I've, no I've, I've never
wanted anything so bad..(so bad).

I've got money in my pockets,
I like the color of my hair.
I've got a friend who loves me,
Got a house, I've got a car.
I've got a good mother,
and her voice is what keeps me here.

Feet on ground,
Heart in hand,
Facing forward,
Be yourself.

Heart in hand,
Feet on ground,
Facing forward,
Be yourself.
just be yourself.
just be yourself.

Feet on ground,
Heart in hand,
Feet on ground,
Heart in hand....

Good Mother, Lyrics by Jann Arden

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3 comments:

  1. Very nice post! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  2. That's exciting with your new processing find - you sound really happy with it. I think your last photo is so amusing, especially as you said with the aghast expression the turkey's face!

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