Saturday, July 30, 2016


Black and white bordered image of a Lily. Just a hint of contrast with a bit of gray to minimize the color and make the eyes dance around to follow the circular lines and patterns.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lake Como Water Taxi Trip

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

Monet's Garden Painting

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 Gardens

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

Painted Pale Purple Orchid

Pale purple orchid taken into topaz Impression 2 and using the Painterly version to soften it a bit and perhaps make it resemble an impressionist painter.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Castle Rose Painting

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

Bold Orchid Macro in color

A bit of a boa showing up here with the white orchid. Fuzzy and a bit of fun of a close up of this wonderful flower.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Orchid as a Black and White

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.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Gerbera Black and White 3

Last one of a series of Gerbera flowers from the garden. Black and white for a change of view.
Having fun trying out new color filters in photoshop.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Gerbera 2 Black and White

Another black and white Gerbera. This one is a yellow one and I used a yellow filter with the conversion.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Gerbera Black and White

Gerber blossom reproduced as black and white image. I am not quite sure if the background is Ok or if it is a bit too dark.