Mandarin Orange Monday 44

It has been a while since we visited one of our  favourite places, Manly, but I did come across some photographs I took last year on the very pretty walk to Shelly Beach. It is that same walk where I captured those images of the amazing Easter Water Dragon. The vegetation along here is interesting too – a long row of paper bark trees. I photographed these late in the day and used Photoshop to manipulate the images. At that time I didn’t have extra filters, so I was using the default Photoshop Filter Gallery. Although, I was tempted with one of them to use Nik just now. I wonder if you will be able to identify it?

The first series of images are those earlier ones.

The second series is a cropped square section which I played around with this weekend using both Nik and Topaz filters as well as the default PS Filter Gallery.


Square 1. PS Filter – Find Edges (Blending Linear Burn)
Square 2. Nik Color Efex – Bi Colour – User Defined.
Topaz Clean – Curly Smooth, Stylise Details.
PS Poster Edges, Find Edges (Blending, Linear Burn)
Nik Color Efex – Colorie, Cross Balance.
PS Adjust Levels and Curves.
Square 3. Topaz Filter – Sketch Colour, Mono line

Square 4. PS Shadows/Highlights adjustments.
Nik Color Efex – White Neutraliser and Photo Styliser
PS Equalise, Fade, Equalise again.
Square 5. Nik Color Efex – Polaroid Transfer.
PS Selective Colour
Square 6 Nik Colour Efex – Polaroid Transfer.
PS Selective Colour.
Fill Cyan 50%

Square7.  Selective Colour – and Saturation – Fill white with cyan

Square 8. Isolate smaller square section and enlarge

Square 9. Topaz Clean – Stylise Details
My very dear friends, Angela and Chris, actually live at Manly and often feature images of that beautiful part of Sydney, as well as pics  of their trips into the Australian Outback. Their blog was called RoadworkInk. They are aslo regular contributors to Mandarin Orange Monday. Alas, Roadwork Ink is no more –  they will tell you why – and it has now become The Manual of Intent.




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29 thoughts on “Mandarin Orange Monday 44

  1. Oh so wonderful!! I love trees. I just have this connecting love for them. I really love the process of filtering your images. So much character and beauty!

  2. I like it all, my favorite is square 4, because I love orange with turquoise.I am late, but I had a week full with Dates.I wish you a beautiful weekend!

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