White Sands National Park doesn’t have sand.

White Sands National Park in New Mexico USA, doesn’t have sand. It looks like sand but it’s really powered gypsum crystals. It also feels like wet sand but it doesn’t cling, you can brush it off like dry sand.

I love the nightlight, I like to boogie

Forced Creativity part 99. For this photo, I purchased small mason jars with a handle and brightly colored LED lights. I wanted for the nightfall, got out my tripod, and took these photos from my balcony. The orange bokken lights in the background are lights from the apartment building across from me. Focusing on theContinue reading “I love the nightlight, I like to boogie”

Red Roof Church

Reyniskirkja Church in Vik Iceland rests high above the picturesque coastline with summer flowers in bloom and the jagged mountains in the background. The above is a color splash, color highlight, color point, or emphasize color photo. This means only one color is visible, and the rest of the image is in black and white.Continue reading “Red Roof Church”

The Great Dismal Swamp

It’s not that bad. I took a trip to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, USA. In winter, it’s a lovely weekend trip, but I wouldn’t risk it in summer; the mosquitos must be horrendous. Along the gravel car trail, there is a small trail to the 800-year-old tree, and as IContinue reading “The Great Dismal Swamp”

Painted Bison

Still playing around in Fotor Photo Editor with a photo of a Bison. Below is my starting photo, an American Bison standing in a wooded landscape. Note that the Bison is giving me the side-eye as if to say I know what you’re doing. Below are the images generated using different art styles in FotorContinue reading “Painted Bison”

You are my Sunshine

Continuing my use of App Fotor Photo Editor, I’m not paid for this endorsement, on the plant version of sunshine.. the Sunflower. This app is super easy to use, just drag your photo into the app, and then click the different art styles. The app does the rest. Step 1, open the app and clickContinue reading “You are my Sunshine”

Forced Creativity part 42

I’ve bI’ve been playing around with an app called Fotor Photo Editor (art options), where they take your photo and change to whatever art filter you choose. The only downside is the file sizes are less than 1 MB, so hopefully, I can find an App with a higher resolution. Below is the Lion FishContinue reading “Forced Creativity part 42”

Surreal Duck

This photo is of the mountain peak in the Torres del Plains National Park Patagonia, Chile. The water reflection is a grassy field with a herd of Guanaco, It looks like a llama, but it’s not. I cropped the mountain peak, copied and pasted my cropped image, then rotated and flipped the photo to makeContinue reading “Surreal Duck”

Forced Creativity with Mushrooms

AKA Fun with Fungus After heavy rain in summer, you get these white mushrooms that pop in a day and are gone in another. So break out the camera and start clicking because you can have fun with fungi…..who doesn’t love a good pun. When photographing mushrooms or mushroom-like fungi, there are two things toContinue reading “Forced Creativity with Mushrooms”