Winter Morning Light

January 23, 2018

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I captured this photo on an early morning January walk on the golf course. Although the scenery wasn’t particularly attractive, I did like the light on the trees and the ground. I played around in Photoshop to turn the photo into a ‘painting’, and got this as a result.

 

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Floating Restaurant in Hong Kong

December 12, 2017

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Back in the day I used to shoot with slide film, and I still have several trays of slides stashed away in my work area. I’m trying to get them scanned, but it is slow going.

Some of the slides are so old that they have deteriorated over the years, but I have found that if I play around with the scanned image in Photoshop I can sometimes get a usable image. The image above is from a slide taken in 1987 during my first visit to Hong Kong. We had been on a boat tour of the Aberdeen section of the city and we passed this ornate floating restaurant. Our guide said the food was very delicious, but I never had the opportunity to eat there. I do enjoy the photo, however.

October at Cumberland Mountain State Park

November 14, 2017

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I took this photo at Cumberland Mountain State Park near Crossville, Tennessee, several years ago. I played with the image in Photoshop, attempting to make the photo look more like a painting.

A Solar Eclipse Composite

September 26, 2017

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I’ve never thought of myself as being particularly creative, but I’ve seen some composite photos of the August eclipse, and thought it would be interesting to see if I could create a composite of some of the photos I took that day. I’ve never done anything like this before, but I rather like the results of my first attempt.

The Walled Garden at Biltmore

August 15, 2017

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Biltmore House and Gardens is one of the favorite places My Beautiful Bride and I visit several times a year. We rarely tour the house, but we almost always visit the Conservatory and the Walled Garden. Both are beautiful any time of the year, and we never tire of visiting there.

I created the image above by playing in Photoshop with a photo of the Walled Garden taken several years ago. I tried to create an image that looked similar to a charcoal sketch or some other type of drawing while being at least somewhat realistic.

Lost Creek Falls

July 18, 2017

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Betsy and I visited Lost Creek Falls here in Tennessee several years ago. It was a nice enough little waterfall, but I have never been impressed with the photos I got. So I recently played around in Photoshop with one of my photos and got this ‘painting’.  I rather like this.

Frederic Mistral Rose

June 27, 2017

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Sometimes raindrops can make a beautiful rose even more beautiful. I captured the soft pink blossom of Frederic Mistral a couple of years ago, but I have never published it. I thought now was about time.

 

Terraces in Bali

June 6, 2017

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I visited Bali almost thirty years ago and found the island to be both beautiful and idyllic.  One of the sights I really enjoyed was all the terraces we saw as we toured the back roads of the island.

At that time I was taking photographs with slide film, and although the slides have degraded over the years, they still bring back wonderful memories.  This image is made from a scanned slide that was ‘tweaked’ in Photoshop to hide some of the damage.

Tulips

May 2, 2017

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We don’t have a large number of tulips in our yard these days (thanks to the chipmunks!), but the ones we still have are very pretty.  The photo of these tulips was taken two years ago, and I used Photoshop to help the photo look like a sketch.

Caesar’s Head Panorama

April 11, 2017

The view from the overlook at Caesar's Head State Park, South Carolina.  March 22, 2017.

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A couple of weeks ago, Betsy and I stopped at Caesar’s Head State Park in South Carolina before hiking to nearby Raven Cliff Falls.  The views in the park were awesome.  I made this panorama from photos taken at the park overlook.  March 22, 2017.