I always laugh at the filter called “Topaz Simplify” because I hardly think it’s simple. There are lots of presets, but to me they are presets that are used to create layers on top of other layers in Photoshop. Of course, isn’t that always the way? It’s just that with this filter it seems not as straight forward as the others, but perhaps it’s because I don’t use it very often. Hmm it’s a conundrum! A filter in effect called “simple” is so confusing I stay away from it! Honestly, it’s almost like a metaphor of learning lessons in life.
Anyway, that’s my philosophy for a Sunday morning. Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!
Sometimes I get a little crazy with deleting things. Evidently I accidentally deleted the main file of this image and could only obtain it again by downloading it from a Facebook group I posted it to. The real drag is that when you post to Facebook, the images don’t post in high quality as you can see from the one I posted here. I wonder when that will change? It seems that all the other places I post images are much higher quality. And for those of you who will suggest my trash, I was so thorough about my cleanliness that the trash was empty too! Rats!
Having said all that, this image was created from a photo I took at the Carquinez Straight Regional Shoreline. I hope you enjoy it!
I always have fun when I go out shooting with my photo buddy Dan Shehan. This location was new to both of us and it was a fun find! The location is on the Carquinez Straight in between Crockett and Benicia. I MUST go back here for a sunset sometime!