Posts Tagged ‘Glade’

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.

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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.

 

 

 

Raindrops on a Rose

June 26, 2018

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Betsy and I think our roses are beautiful at any time, but I really like the way they look after a shower. I got this photo of our Ronald Reagan rose after a June shower a couple of years ago.

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.

 

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.