I'm excited about the new year! Fresh start, 365 days just waiting for new destinations and creative explorations in photography.
If you are like me, you enjoy using different creative techniques with your photos. Here's an image that has an interesting and beautiful effect created by Topaz Labs Vivacity.
Try using the Clean effect in the Vivacity set to create bendy, wavy lines like the ones shown in the winter tree scene. Experiment with the sliders to accentuate the effect. Increase the sliders for Line Accent and Iterations, until you end up with the look that suits your image.