Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee’

A Solar Eclipse Composite

September 26, 2017

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I’ve never thought of myself as being particularly creative, but I’ve seen some composite photos of the August eclipse, and thought it would be interesting to see if I could create a composite of some of the photos I took that day. I’ve never done anything like this before, but I rather like the results of my first attempt.

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Lost Creek Falls

July 18, 2017

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Betsy and I visited Lost Creek Falls here in Tennessee several years ago. It was a nice enough little waterfall, but I have never been impressed with the photos I got. So I recently played around in Photoshop with one of my photos and got this ‘painting’.  I rather like this.

Frederic Mistral Rose

June 27, 2017

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Sometimes raindrops can make a beautiful rose even more beautiful. I captured the soft pink blossom of Frederic Mistral a couple of years ago, but I have never published it. I thought now was about time.

 

Tulips

May 2, 2017

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We don’t have a large number of tulips in our yard these days (thanks to the chipmunks!), but the ones we still have are very pretty.  The photo of these tulips was taken two years ago, and I used Photoshop to help the photo look like a sketch.

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.

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!

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.

Pink Dogwood Blossoms

May 9, 2016

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We have a pink dogwood tree in our front yard, which we feel is pretty special because most of the dogwoods on our street are white.  There is something about the simplicity of the dogwood blossoms that I find to be very appealing.

Dawn’s Early Light

May 9, 2016

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In late April Betsy and I were still getting out on the golf course before the sun popped over the mountains to the east.  The morning of April 25 was overcast with heavy clouds, and I snapped this photo of the sky.

Although I thought the original picture was pretty good, I played around with the image in Photoshop and darkened the clouds and the foreground to  emphasize the color of the approaching dawn.

The original version of this photo is shown below.

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