Lilacs…

…almost!

(with the Ocean Ripple filter)

(with the Ocean Ripple filter)

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(with the Watercolor filter)

(with the Watercolor filter)

…near a green door!

Lilacs and Green Door-Watercolor(with the Watercolor filter)

…and, at the local tailor shop!

(with no filter at all, just a lot of adjustments in Selective Color)

(with no filter at all, just a lot of adjustments in Selective Color, and heavy use of Burning and Dodging)

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I would be lying if…

…I said I spent hours working on this charcoal drawing of a pigeon I saw the other day while waiting for the “L”.

Pigeon-Charcoal Plus Dark Strokes

A nice almost-abstract, isn’t it?

But…it is totally Photoshop (TM), every bit of it, from this image I took the other day in Evanston:

Pigeon-CPDS Original

I liked the softness of the colors, and the fact the pigeon was blurred (it was moving very quickly).

The more I adjusted, the more I ‘played’, finally changing it to black and white, then ‘playing’ even more!

Here are a few other pigeons I ‘played’ with earlier today:

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Pigeon-2

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Pigeon-3