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?
I found some gorgeous Peonies in full bloom on my mile walk to the pharmacy the other day…but I really didn’t care for the way the images turned out…so, of course, this morning I decided to ‘play’ a bit!
I didn’t realize the next image featured a fly and the eyes of two ‘garden decor’ deer until I uploaded.
I decided to get rid of the faux deer–a good choice, in my opinion!
Photoshop’s Artistic Ocean Ripple filter has never really appealed to me–until I ‘played’ with it on this image…and found it added some interest to a very ordinary photo of a Peony.
Combined, these two images took about an hour to process, and the results were entirely worth spending the time to make the ordinary a bit ‘extraordinary’!
You might ask why I bother transforming what are considered dull images?
“Because for me, it’s fun…and everyone needs SOME fun in their lives, don’t they?!?”
…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.
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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: