12 Nov 15. As you all know I am often mentioning that I use plug-in programs to make some of the modifications to the images I share and I'm reasonably certain you also know that I beta-test most of these plug-ins for a company called Topaz. I have no affiliation with the company, and the beta testing I do for them is for free, well, almost free, as they do offer complimentary copies of their programs being tested if your participation is sufficient as measured by them. Topaz Labs, Topaz for short, has 16 different plug-ins available, the 16th being just released today called Texture Effects, plus one program that is a photo editor and can run all 16 plug-ins. Texture effects does just what the name implies, it allows for the application of a texture of any kind on top of your image. For some this will be a very welcome piece of software based on two things, what it can do and its price, while for others, like me, it will be of little to no use. It all depends on what you like to do. However, I did use another plug-in called Glow to get the look you see. This image is just a leaf in the front yard that was actually quite dark red, what I did to it was to greatly amplify the veins in the leaf.
The base image was adjusted for max tonality, given a wee bit of micro contrast enhancement and then modified using the plug-in. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/60 sec @ f / 5.6 with fill flash.