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.

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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.

Stargazer Lily

July 30, 2019

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Betsy and I enjoy lilies in our yard in late Spring and early Summer. One of our favorite lilies is Stargazer. Although I took this photo a few years ago, I recently got curious to see how it would look as a painting. This is the result I got after playing with the photo in Photoshop.

Rhododendron Blossom

July 9, 2019

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Back in April I took some photos of the blossoms on our large rhododendron, and decided that the photo behind this image would make a good painting. So I fired up my Topaz Adjust software to see what I could do. This is the result.

Cantina Iris in Watercolor

June 18, 2019

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My Beautiful Bride and I try to walk the yard at least once a day nowadays since we have so many things in bloom now. I got a photo of one of our iris — Cantina — after a shower, and since it had raindrops on it, I decided to see what the image would look like as a watercolor, using software to make the changes. This is the result.

About Face

May 28, 2019

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Our roses are beginning to bloom and they are putting on quite a show if I do say so myself. One rose that both Betsy and I like is About Face, which gets its name from the fact that the darker color of the petals is on the outside of the blossom. About Face really doesn’t need special treatment, but I used Photoshop to convert a photo into a watercolor.

Evening Sky

May 7, 2019

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I got photo of the sun setting behind a neighbor’s house and through the leaves of a tree in our back yard. I thought the color was pretty and that the image would make a nice poster. I played with the photo and got this result. What do your think?

Dublin Street in Black and White

April 16, 2019

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Back in 2002 (how time flies!) I spent a week in Dublin, Ireland, working on a software project. One evening an Irish colleague gave me a quick tour of downtown Dublin, which is where I took a photo of the street we were walking along.

Looking at the photo recently something about it — possibly the sky — made me think it would make a beautiful black and white photo. So I used Photoshop to convert the original into this image.

Little River Falls

March 26, 2019

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Little River Falls near Fort Payne, Alabama, is a place My Beautiful Bride and I have visited several times. I got a photo of the falls several years ago when Betsy took me there for my birthday. Although I thought the photo was nice, I also felt it needed something ‘extra’. So I used my computer to turn the photo into this line drawing. Isn’t software wonderful?

Pink Silk Daffodil

March 5, 2019

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Winter may not be gone for good, but daffodils are always a welcome sight in our yard since they tell us that Spring is coming. This ‘painting’ of a Pink Silk daffodil was created in Photoshop from a picture taken in our yard.