Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rhoddy blossoms

No special effects
here other than to
darken the background
and show off the
pink of the flowers.

Taken in the yard
about 2 weeks ago.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Poppy wet and wild

A quick shot taken right after
watering the garden.

Working on using the Topaz
filters polarizing and impression.

Monday, May 23, 2016

People's Choice Award at Photo Central Show

The Photo Central Spring Show closed and we had to pick up our images. (thanks Carol). To my surprise, my "Tides of Time" image was a People's Choice Award Winner.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Oil Glazed Sally

Always trying
something new.

Masking out
the darker
to cover the
very dark color.

Perhaps it still
needs to be

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Photographing for filters.

images need to be
stacked and overlapped
to make sure the light
and color are the
same for a composite

Trying to get
things to look
realistic poses a
shooting challenge.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Woke up to a
sprinkle the other
day. Gloomy skies
create wonderful light
for photos.

The dew covering
the bluebells made
for an interesting image.

Topaz filters were
used to create this

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pink Dogwood Painting

I love pink

Love the
regular photo.

This attempt to
darken the green
and add a painter
touch is fun.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Sally Holmes grouping

Sally Holmes

More peach
Topaz simplify
filters, adjusted
brush settings.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Poppies up close and painted

Up close and
personal image.

Macro lens at F 2.8
to blur background.

Topaz Impression
filter. with one of
my presets, called
VanGogh 4.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sally Holmes abstract

This rose bush is
always large and
very prolific.

So hard to
photograph due
to the dark spots
that lead the eye
away from the

Used the Topaz
Simplicity and
Impression filters
to create this

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bamboo Aloe

Today's walk in
the yard was a
special treat.
Almost all of
the Bamboo
Alia are beginning
to send out shoots.

The blossoms
are hollow like
bamboo, hence
the name.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Rose photo art

A walk in the garden this
morning in the soft
light of the cloudy sky.

Looking behind the
main subject for the
background, dark spots,
etc. is becoming more
of a challenge all the time.

This hot cocoa rose is against
the house, and the barrel is
too heavy to turn. I have to
move a lot to get what I want.

Topaz simplicity and impression filters.