This is a quick post. I’m going to leave readers to ponder the following two images. They’re both the same scene. One was done with Topaz, one was done in HDR.
Here’s the thing, you might not be too quick about certainty regarding which is which. I’ve left them with some real differences. Fun fact? I can in fact make the Topaz look almost exactly like the HDR. And with some subtle changes to the way I processed the HDR, it could look just like the Topaz results.
What does this all tell me? I think it leads me to conclude that Topaz may be the way to go if I want to start experimenting further with people in my scenes. It also tells me that I can in fact have folks in an HDR and not have them look all Frankensteinesque.
Well, I’ll leave you to pondering and squinting. Just when you think you know which is which, you’ll probably realize you’re wrong and change your mind……..