I am continuing my experience with Topaz filters. Here I present some results of using the recently released Glow 2 presets. Glow 2 expands the number of presets and introduces a much wider range of blend modes. In some cases I change the blend mode of the preset and make other adjustments to taste - usually reducing the strength of the filter. In this collection I show the conventionally edited image before or after the Glow versions. I don't always prefer the Topaz effect.
The original images are, to my taste, acceptably composed documentary shots of the harbour at Deep Bay. Although there is no point in taking a poorly structured photography and applying filters to it, I believe the Glow filters can make an image more interesting and more attractive - even if that change is merely decorative rather than carrying a message. To see the filter used, you can go to the gallery and check the subtitles - http://prsimages.zenfolio.com/p53226098