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Oxburgh Hall


Oxburgh Hall

Processed in Lightroom 5.7 and Topaz B&W Effects.

We took a short break to Norfolk this week which turned out to be mainly blighted by heavy rain. We did however, manage to visit the lovely Oxburgh Hall on one of the better days, with the bad weather holding off for just enough time for me to get a few half decent shots of the exterior form various viewpoints.

Having got the shots back home and loaded into Lightroom, I decided that the due to the lacklustre lighting a couple of shots would benefit from being worked on in mono. I quite liked the result I got from putting the image through Topaz B&W Effects but I did a fair bit of dodging and burning to bring out as much drama as I could from the sky.

I’ll post a few more over the next few days.

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Topaz B&W Effects March promo


(This offer has now ended)

I’d like to inform you that starting today, March 10th the folks over at Topaz Labs will be running a promotion on their plugin Topaz B&W Effects. The discount will be for $20 off, reducing the price to $39.99 for the month of March. The coupon code is: MARBW

Topaz B&W Effects allows for stunning black and white conversion and contains unique features like authentic grain and darkroom inspired effects.

This is my favourite Topaz plugin and has become my go to tool for my mono work. If you would like to take advantage of this offer then please click here.

Below is a before and after example of one of my works using the plugin.

Bathtub orig Bathtub topaz

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