Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee’

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.

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.

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.

A Winter Hike in the Smokies

February 12, 2019

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Betsy and I enjoy visiting the Smokies just about any time of the year, but winter is probably our favorite time to visit. One reason is that there are usually fewer people around during winter, Another reason is that the streams in the park usually have a good amount of water in them, and we love hiking along the river banks. A couple of years ago we were hiking along the West Prong of Little Pigeon River in the Greenbrier section of the park. I used Photoshop to convert a photo of the stream into a ‘painting’.

 

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.

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.