Posts Tagged ‘Glade’

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.

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?

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.

 

 

Something Special Rose

August 21, 2018

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As you know, My Beautiful Bride and I grow roses. We also take many photos of our roses since each blossom seems to be uniquely beautiful. Although I think some of my photos are very good, at times I like to experiment with a picture just to see what happens. I used Photoshop to transform a picture of our Something Special rose into a painting. I rather like the result, and I hope you do, too.

Moon Over the Glade

July 24, 2018

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I got this black-and-white photo of the July moon over our house by converting the original color photo to monochrome. As seems always to be the case when I try to get a picture of the moon, the evening was cloudy. (I guess I should be happy that it wasn’t raining!) A black-and-white picture just seemed to make the moon a little clearer through the high clouds.