Last evening’s sunset was, I feel, the most spectacular I’ve photographed in the almost-six and a half years I’ve lived here.
What do you think?
These subtly colored blooms were given an added treatment with the Diffuse Glow filter using pure white as the background/glow color, which also adds an overblown quality to the whites, allowing for a softer, more romantic look.
The Grain was set at “3” to give a fresher look to these very old-fashioned favorites.
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Just a note:
Although I have no knowledge as to whether any of my copyrighted images have been ‘stolen’ by others, I decided to add a watermark and process them in a smaller pixel format.
I work diligently to present fine photography to all viewers, and to have another place their name on my images is simply untoward!
You can always ask for permission in the Comments to use an image, which I usually grant as long as I am given credit.
…with a look toward the east, from my studio window…
Compared to other areas, Chicago ‘got off easy’ in the last forty-eight hours, for which we should be truly thankful.
Please…remember the residents of Oklahoma City and its surrounds in your thoughts and prayers.
Their losses are painful, as they sift through rubble, seeking remnants of Life.
N.B.: The two images above are ‘straight from the camera’…all I did was crop them a bit.
Now is the time of year when the rising and setting sun reflect perfectly in the windows of Evanston’s tallest buildings. It’s just barely touching the CBRE Building, (where the Chase Bank is located…the dark one above), which looked like this at sunset just four evenings ago, on the 15th:
…so I can stay awake to watch election returns tonight, and feeling a bit patriotic, as I already voted a week ago Friday. Just thought I’d present a few flags of the United States of America…to get in the mood. You may hum “America the Beautiful” as you see fit!
Flag in a flower pot, outside my building
Flag at Lake Shore Nursing and Rehab facility, across the street and also the local polling place
The lake winds have left this flag in tatters…it is only two years old!
Flag in the lobby of the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago’s Loop