The photo is from the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany. The living reef with clownfish was lit with beautiful pink and purple lights to create this tranquil view; the clownfish also provided splashes of orange and white. I try to angle my aquarium photos to capture the reflection on the bottom of the water surface.Continue reading “OK. I’m thinking of something orange, and it’s small.”
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Like a Bruges Over Troubled Water
When you hear Canals, you think: of Itlay, Vegas, and Panama, but other places have scenic canals, and Bruges, Belgium is one of those places. Bruges also has french fries (Fried Potatoes or Chips) stands, delicious mussels, and every block has at least one chocolate store (might be legally required). I fell in love withContinue reading “Like a Bruges Over Troubled Water”
A Horse of a different color
Are you looking at the horse or at the wind-blown tree? Are you looking at the tree now? The tree is permanently bent due to the strong winds on the southernmost point of Hawaii. There is the Hawaiian archipelago, and the largest island of the archipelago is called Hawaii, but most call it the BigContinue reading “A Horse of a different color”
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”
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”
Ch Ch Ch Ch Cheetah!
Applying those Neural Filters to my 10-year-old Cheetah photo, I’ve been having fun! The following photos are of the 80s-created animals.
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!”
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?”
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”