Saturday, July 30, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lovely long ride in a fast water taxi as we took off for the islands outside of Venice. Scenery was wonderful, needed a high ISO and fast shutter speed to try to hand hold the camera and get things in focus. Wonderful Day!
Monday, July 25, 2016
Wonderful train ride out to Monet's Garden. The flowers are completely changed every 3 months to go with what is in season for that time of year. Wonderful color and variety always. Topaz filters simplify and impression 2 used to get the painted look. Hoping to get back there soon.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Glen Ellen Botanical Garden. Beautiful place close to Santa Rosa where most, if not all of the plants come from China.
Springtime is best, and if you plan ahead you can have a driver take you around the large garden in a golf cart. Topaz filters used to resemble a Monet Painting.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Old French Castle outside Lyon. Domestic Rose that had been there for a very long time. Amazing how roses just keep growing and blooming wherever they are planted.
Topaz simplify and Impression 2 filters used for the paint effect.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
A bit of fluff added to this one when I photographed it in color a couple of years back. The white look was intensional, and it might be fun to do a photo grouping on a wall. We often look for dark blacks and bright whites with black and white images.