I suppose I should have been doing laundry…

…but I can put that off until tomorrow, can’t I?

It was much more fun to ‘play’ in Photoshop (TM) on this relatively quiet Sunday afternoon!

First are the originals taken later yesterday afternoon, followed by the final images.

Bright Pink Peony-1, the original

Bright Pink Peony-1, the original

Bright Pink Peony-1, with the Glass filter

Bright Pink Peony-1, with the Glass filter

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Bright Pink Peony-2, the original

Bright Pink Peony-2, the original

Bright Pink Peony-2, with the Watercolor filter

Bright Pink Peony-2, with the Watercolor filter

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Fading Purple and Yellow Iris-1, the original

Fading Purple and Yellow Iris-1, the original

Fading Purple and Yellow Iris-1, with the Plastic Wrap filter

Fading Purple and Yellow Iris-1, with the Plastic Wrap filter

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Fading Purple and Yellow Iris-2, the original

Fading Purple and Yellow Iris-2, the original

Fading Purple and Yellow Iris-2, with the Ink Outlines filter

Fading Purple and Yellow Iris-2, with the Ink Outlines filter

Believe it or not, some still find it ‘scandalous’ to turn a photograph into a graphic presentation, utilizing software such as Photoshop (TM) or Corel (TM).

In my opinion, I haven’t spent almost eight years working in Photoshop (TM) and over eight years doing video graphics and animation to sit around and be satisfied with what the camera sees!

I see differently, and every electronic image needs to be ‘tweaked’, one way or another!

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Yesterday’s surprises…

…with final treatments in Photoshop (TM) filters.

First Roses...Watercolor

First RosesWatercolor

Unknown Flowering Bush, Red...Watercolor

Unknown Flowering Bush, RedWatercolor

Unknown Flowering Bush, Red...Glowing Edges

Unknown Flowering Bush, RedGlowing Edges

Unknown Flowering Bush, White...Dry Brush

Unknown Flowering Bush, WhiteDry Brush

Yellow Iris Buds...Watercolor

Yellow Iris BudsWatercolor

Yellow Iris, Macro...Poster Edges

Yellow Iris, MacroPoster Edges

Somehow, I never tire of  ‘playing’!

In just one day…

…it seems we are closer to Autumn, my favorite season.  Strong northeasterly winds have cooled the city (today’s high temp was only 72 degrees), providing great ‘sleeping weather’ for the first time in several months.  As I walked to the doctor’s office today, I found this beautiful planting…of course, it’s been run through many filters in Photoshop (TM), but the colors of autumn are what prompted me to take a shot.

Autumnal Palette

Some of you know very well I cannot resist ‘playing’.  Here it is after using the Artistic filter Paint Daubs with a ‘Sharp Wide’ brush:

Autumnal Palette–Paint Daubs

I loved what happened here… how the colors became a bit subdued, and much more detail in the shadows was emphasized.

Oh, almost forgot…Autumn officially arrives September 22nd at 9:49 AM (CDT)–I can’t wait!