Fading Tulips

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Fading Pink Tulip

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Fading Purple Tulip

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Fading Red Tulip

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It’s so difficult to choose…

…among these images, taken on a snowy walk last week. The first three are merely Photoshopped (TM), which I normally utilize with all my images.

Snow Dots and Reflections-1

Snow Dots and Reflections-1

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Snow Dots and Reflections-2

Snow Dots and Reflections-2

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Snow Dots and Reflections-3

Snow Dots and Reflections-3

It was a granular snow, yet it clumped together nicely on the car windows!

Then, I began to ‘play’…and took them into the Blur Filter, experimenting with all the different effects.

I found I really liked Surface Blur, set at relatively low levels.

The snow kept much of its ‘granular’ look, and most of the reflections were blurred.

Snow Dots and Reflections-1 Surface Blur

Snow Dots and Reflections-1 Surface Blur

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Snow Dots and Reflections-2 Surface Blur

Snow Dots and Reflections-2 Surface Blur

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Snow Dots and Reflections-3 Surface Blur

Snow Dots and Reflections-3 Surface Blur

‘Playing’ is great fun and very educational, if one takes and makes the time.

Fortunately, I do!

“Did he do something bad?”

That was the question posed this morning by my building’s Head of Maintenance, when I told him I had a photo of Santa…behind bars!  Then he and I had a great laugh when I showed him this:

Santa Behind Bars-Surface Blur

Santa Behind Bars

(taken early yesterday afternoon, while walking to the grocer)