This very colorful street scene is – if I remember correctly – in the quaint town of Macroom in Ireland. It was one of the towns we visited while exploring the beautiful country-side near Cork, Ireland last year.
It is my choice for this week’s entry for the ongoing Alive for 365 project.
To enhance the colors even more, I used my favorite Photoshop plug-in, Topaz Adjust 4 …
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I used two of the Topaz Adjust effects in combination:
Topaz HDR Sketch, as a Soft Light layer, at 38% and
Topaz Spicify as a normal layer, at 26%
This gave the image a certain punch, without toppling over towards the garishness of some HDR-manipulated photos.
Here is the original as a comparison:
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