It’s Spring

March 24, 2020

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It’s officially Spring now, and I think we could all use some of the color Spring brings along with the promise of better days ahead. I got this picture of the pink dogwood blossoms on the tree in our front yard several years ago, but ‘tweaked’ the photo to make it look a little like a painting. I hope you enjoy the beauty and the promise it holds.

 

Icy Tree Branches in the Night

February 25, 2020

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I do not like ice storms — they’re worse than snowstorms as far as I’m concerned. I ventured out the door of our house after an ice storm a few years ago in the early evening in hopes of getting a picture or two. (That’s the moon in the lower left corner of this photo.) I was recently playing around with some image processing software and tried to emphasize the ice of the tree branches. This is the result, and I must confess that I rather like it.

 

 

Rotary Ann Overlook, Arkansas

January 28, 2020

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For several years Betsy and I spent a week in February at Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas. We enjoyed the little cabin we stayed in, but we also enjoyed the beauty of Arkansas. One of our favorite drives is along Arkansas Scenic Highway 7 north of Mt. Nebo. I got this panorama at the Rotary Ann Overlook along Scenic Highway 7. As you can see, the ‘scenic’ in the hightway designation is well-deserved.

 

 

On the Road to Bethlehem

December 17, 2019

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I got this picture of Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem from a Christmas display at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville a few years ago. I used some post-production software to clean up some of the noise that was present. But I wanted to post this reminder of the true significance of Christmas.

Hemlock Springs Overlook

November 26, 2019

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My Beautiful Bride and I tend not to travel north during the winter months, but a few years ago we went up to Virginia during November. I got a photo from the Hemlock Springs Overlook along Skyline Drive and thought it would make a good black-and-white photo. This is the result.

 

Pisgah Inn Panorama

November 5, 2019

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Betsy and I never get tired of the view of the sky and mountains from Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. I made this panorama from photos taken when we stayed there in September of this year.

Looking Back: Autumn Color in Our Front Yard

October 29, 2019

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Most of the autumn colors we’ve seen this year has been in photographs taken in prior years. Several years ago I took an autumn picture of the dogwood tree in our front yard. While looking at it recently I decided that the photo would make a pretty good painting. This is the result.

Tree roots

October 15, 2019

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I got a photo of these exposed tree roots while visiting Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio several years ago. I tweaked the photo with software to make it look a little more ‘artsy’.

 

 

Great Falls of the Potomac

September 9, 2019

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My Beautiful Bride and I visited the Great Falls of the Potomac several years ago, and, of course, I took lots of pictures. Recently, when looking through them, I used Photoshop to make one of the photos look like a charcoal sketch. I rather like the result, so I’m sharing it with you.

Double Delight Rose

August 20, 2019

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Double Delight is one of our favorite roses, because of its color and fragrance. I used Photoshop to convert a photo of the rose from our yard into a painting. I hope you like it.