…and looking splendid, don’t you think?
November’s Purple Hydrangeas
November’s Pink Hydrangeas
…near the Lake Michigan shore. The only building at this location which may have had a garden was a small lighthouse, which was demolished many decades ago.
Closed Morning Glory, Sweet Alyssum and Fallen Leaves
The Sweet Alyssum is a bit old-fashioned, as the same plant contains both purple and white flowers.
…when an image just calls out, “Please…Photoshop me!”, and this was one of those times.
State Street Caladiums and Begonias–Original Image
After cropping, adjusting Levels to .81, setting Brightness at 5%/Contrast at 45% and adding Photo Filter #85 (Warming) at 27%, this was the resulting finished image:
State Street Caladiums and Begonias
But…as you know by now, I like to ‘play’…and it was one of those ‘watercolory’ type of days which I feel made the image quite perfect!
State Street Caladiums and Begonias–Digital Watercolor
…that emptied the beaches last evening? It was blowing in at about 25 mph, with gusts to 35 mph…almost toppled me off a pier while taking shots!
Or…perhaps people were afraid of the low tide? Yes, Lake Michigan is subject to low and high tides…the result after opening the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959. I grew up in Milwaukee WI, and never saw evidence of tides until my mid-teens.
Interestingly, at my favorite spot, this particularly low tide revealed an old boat launch; I’ve never seen this much of it in the five and a half years I’ve lived here. Unfortunately, the boat house at this area of Leone Beach was torn down many years ago.
Low Tide–Old Boat Launch