Purple Haze

Arctic lupine or Lupinus arcticus, growing along the road in Canada. These beautiful flowers grow up north where the air is crisp and clear; they tend to be light lilac to dark purple. The first time I saw Arctic Lupine was in Iceland, where the plants were imported to help with erosion and feed theContinue reading “Purple Haze”

Retro Technicolor

A childhood throwback, a brightly colored carousel. Walking around Tours while on vacation in France, and saw this technicolor memory. I then used PhotoShop filters to create artwork. The scenes around the top of the carousel reminded me of the 1st Marry Poppins movie when Bert is drawing on the sidewalk. The title comes fromContinue reading “Retro Technicolor”

Row, Row, Row, Your Boat

An early photo of mine that I still love. I was walking around the harbor of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the morning and I saw this small rowboat anchored in the water. Usually, the rowboats I see are plain white or brown, so the colors really popped when I saw the boat. The early morning lightContinue reading “Row, Row, Row, Your Boat”

They’re Great

I’ve started fooling around with Photoshop’s art style filters. Below is my starting photo, an old shot of a tiger in the Zoo. The art style filters are “Neural Filters” in the Filter drop-down box. Then select “Style Transfer, and select the different styles in the Presets. The last step is to play around withContinue reading “They’re Great”

I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Jelly!

I love watching jellyfish, they are graceful and ethereal creatures but they do sting. Best to view it from afar, or in an aquarium. The below photos are from an aquarium but they have been edited to capture the full effect. The jellyfish were in a blue-lit tank, blue light keeps the algae away andContinue reading “I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Jelly!”

Flying Shark!

I visited the Virginia Beach Aquarium in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Above is one of their sharks in the giant saltwater tank; this is a Sand Tiger Shark, which isn’t the same as a Tiger Shark. For this shot, I used some new camera gear, a rubber/flexible Lens Hood that removes reflections from glass, likeContinue reading “Flying Shark!”

Do I like Monet because he painted water lilies, or do I like water lilies because Monet painted them?

I watched a live-action non-Disney version of Cinderella many years ago, all I remember was the song Prince Charming sang. Do I love you because you’re beautiful or are you beautiful because I love you? Hence the title is about my love for Water Lillies and Monet, and yes I’ve been to his house inContinue reading “Do I like Monet because he painted water lilies, or do I like water lilies because Monet painted them?”

Popcorn Seeds

Forced Creativity part 66 I have a silicone bowl and lid to pop my popcorn, which lets me decide how much popcorn I get and cuts out the greasy oil. I always have a few un-popped popcorns, just like bag popcorn, and decided to save the seeds. I’ve been collecting them in a mason jarContinue reading “Popcorn Seeds”

A Rose by any other name.

It’s Valentine’s Day so of course, I played around with roses. I purchased a rainbow bouquet, cut off the blooms, and used blue tac to stick the blossom upright on the pink background. Then I took some extreme closeup shots of each rose then used the premade filters in photoshop camera raw to create theContinue reading “A Rose by any other name.”

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”