Double Delight Rose

May 15, 2018

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A long-time favorite rose of both Betsy and myself is Double Delight. We’ve had it in our garden for as long as we’ve had roses here in the Glade. The colors are gorgeous, and the fragrance is delightful. I took the photo of Double Delight several years ago, but then used Photoshop to turn the photo into a painting.

 

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Orange Harvest Iris

April 24, 2018

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Once our iris start blooming we can be relatively certain that Spring has come to stay. This beauty is named Orange Harvest, but it is a welcome splash of April color. The picture upon which this ‘painting’ is based was taken several years ago, but Orange Harvest is still putting on a show in our yard.

Spring is Here

March 27, 2018

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We don’t have too many crocus bulbs left in our yard (the chipmunks find them to be very tasty), but the few blossoms we do get are a beautiful sign that Spring is nearly here. I used Photoshop to make a sketch from a picture I took of one of our crocus blossoms.

 

Icy Holly Bush

February 20, 2018

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I took a picture of an ice-coated holly bush a few years ago. I came across it recently and decided to play around in Photoshop to turn the photo into “modern art.” I rather like the way it tuned out.

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.

 

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.