Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Merced River and Lupine

Just into the valley at Yosemite there was a grouping of Lupine inside the walled off area at the side of the road. Tried new Topaz filter called Impression 2 for paint effect.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Another pretty wildflower

Last trip to the Berkeley Botanical Garden in May. Proper name of this flower is Rotundifolia Amairoa. What fun it would be to have one in the garden to watch each day as tiny blossoms open from these pointy spheres.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

River Dogwoods Photo Painting

Dogwoods in the breeze, painterly image. It is always very windy by this bridge in Yosemite.
The flowers are delightful, but they don't hold still for photos. Close to where you turn onto the one way road coming into the valley.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tunnel View Panorama

Handholding panoramas is a bit tricky, and making it a painting is more forgiving of focus issues.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Very up and down hilly hike to the meadow to see the tallest trees in California. April 2016 and probably visit to these beautiful trees in the Tuolumne grove.One tree was hollowed out from a fire and there were photos of a stage coach driving through the center.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dogwood Backs

The Ahwahnee hotel after a wonderful breakfast in the main dinning room. Fun to just wander around. The sun was bright and the light coming through the blossoms was wonderful. Notice I am ignoring the name change.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Soft Pink Lily

Pink Lily softened with the Topaz Impression painting preset Seuart Afternoon III.

Taken in the yard a couple of weeks ago. Just a little softening and sharpening.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Red Wildflower

Berkeley Botanical Garden trip 2 weeks ago.
Not certain what this is as the signs are sometimes hidden in the underbrush.

Topaz filter use to simulate Van Gogh style painting.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

M Poppy Painting

A bit early this year, like everything else.
These self sowing poppies are large and wonderful. They would be hard to control in a personal garden, but look lovely on the hillsides.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Checking out a new camera today.

Early evening image with one Impression filter used on the background, and another setting for the flower itself.