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.

Daffodil

March 20, 2017

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I’ve taken many photos of the daffodils blooming in our yard, but sometimes I like to play around with Photoshop to make the photo look more like a ‘painting’.  This is one of my attempts to become an ‘artist’.

Blue Sky, Icy Branches

February 28, 2017

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Betsy often encourages me to take “creative” photos.  I’m not sure how well I do at that, but I do try, even though I’m no artist.  I do enjoy ‘experimenting’ in Photoshop in an effort to be “creative” with so-so photos.  This image started as a photo of icy tree branches taken in our yard in February, 2015.

Up Close and Personal

January 31, 2017

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Betsy and I visited King’s Bluff Falls in February, 2013, on our visit to Arkansas.  The hike to the falls was pleasant, and, thanks to a zoom lens, I was able to get a close-up view of water going over the brink of the falls.  I tweaked the image in Photoshop to make it look more like a modern art painting.

A Little Snow for Betsy

January 3, 2017

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Since we never seem to get enough snow (according to Betsy) here in the Glade, I’m constantly on the lookout for pictures of snow to try to cheer her up.  There’s not a lot of snow in this image which I got way back in 1987 (it’s hard to believe that was 30 years ago!).  I was shooting slide film way back then, so this image is scanned from a slide made at the time.  The picture was shot at Juneau International Airport, where we made a refueling stop on a flight to Hong Kong.  It was taken in June, and I was on my first trip to China.

Red River Gorge Panorama

December 6, 2016

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Back in October Betsy and I visited Kentucky’s Red River Gorge area with our friends Patti and Neal.  Because of the drought in our part of the country, the autumn colors weren’t as vibrant as we had hoped, but the scenery was still spectacular.  I used Photoshop to stitch together this panorama of the view at an overlook on the road to the Sky Bridge.  The morning light was delightful.

Looking Through the Dogwood Leaves

November 1, 2016

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I took this October photo looking up at the sky through the leaves of the dogwood tree in our front yard.  I then used Photoshop to make it look more like a painting.

Autumn on the Cumberland Plateau is beautiful no matter what your point of view!

The Great Wall of China

October 4, 2016

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When I first saw the Great Wall of China back in 1987 I was almost mesmerized by the way it snaked over the mountains north of Beijing.  The intervening 30 years have not been kind to the slides I took back then, but I’ve been trying to save what I can.  I used software to turn the slide which was the basis for this image into a “photo painting”.  If you look closely you can see the wall snaking along the ridge tops.

Autumn Color in Harpers Ferry

September 6, 2016

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Betsy and I visited Harpers Ferry in September, 2013.  In addition to visiting the historical sites in the town, we were also able to enjoy some beautiful autumn color.  I created this ‘painting’ in Photoshop using a photo taken that day.

 

 

A Rose from Our Yard

August 16, 2016

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A favorite rose in our yard is this beautiful bicolor, Ronald Reagan.  It’s appropriate that a rose bears his name since President Reagan signed the legislation that made the rose our official flower.