Photos: 8.25.17

We’ll start with Captain Jack Sparrow’s boat. 🙂 That’s how I think of it, anyway. Not the fully rigged Black Pearl, but that little boat in the first movie. The one that sunk in stages until he steps off onto the dock? Yeah, that one. I took the picture in Garrison, MN, loving the look of it. It’s just a cool old wooden boat, don’t you think?

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Photos: 8.18.17

I’m back with more photos.

I’ve always been fascinated with triptychs, and this picture lent itself to the effect well. The branches, highlighted using an effect called OOB (out of bounds), carry through to connect the separate “parts.” I love how this came out.

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Project: move an anhinga

The anhinga is a well-known and greatly loved Florida bird. It swims, hunting and eating fish, then dries its wings on shore.

It’s one of my favorites, and today I’ll show you how I moved one of these fascinating creatures from one place to another using Photoshop. 🙂

We start with this photo, taken in Celebration, Florida a couple years ago. It’s been cropped and processed, using PS and Topaz filters. 

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Photos: 8.11.17

For the last few years, I’ve been posting on a regular schedule. I’ve decided not to be so hard on myself. I don’t always have new pics to show you, and I often don’t have anything to say, so henceforth I will blog only when there’s a reason to. If you don’t want to miss anything, make sure to follow me so you get a notification.

I’ve been busy with work. I’ve also been writing a new story that may or may not go anywhere, but I’m thoroughly enjoying it. More on that when and if it becomes relevant.

The older I get, the less I feel like doing things I have to, and that includes writing. I know! Hard to believe, right? I love the process of writing. I enjoy putting sentences together and playing with words, but the publishing business has changed so much in the last couple of years, I no longer have much interest in it. And then there are the pirates, stealing bread out of my mouth. *sigh* It’s not at all as I imagined. Continue reading

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Photos: 8.7.17

I’ve been working on a lot of photos lately, trying some new things. The more I do, the more refined my technique. “Normal” pictures look a little odd to me now. Heh.

I’ll start with a sailboat. The picture was taken on the St. Croix in Hudson, WI. I removed the boat’s name to protect the owner’s privacy. 

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