The Fourth Sky

Nature’s red, white, and blue The original wasn’t vibrant. I didn’t do much to this picture. I increased the contrast and actually decreased the clarity. I really wanted to increase the clarity, but I need to break out of that box, right?! I increased the shadows and the vibrance. I sharpened the picture and reducedContinue reading “The Fourth Sky”

The girl in the flowers

There was this field of wildflowers that we would drive by and our daughter fawned over them every time. So one day we stopped. Her day was made. I’m sure she was telling a story she made up. This photo was not taken in RAW. In fact, it was taken either with a point andContinue reading “The girl in the flowers”

Tulip Magnolia

Working with what you’ve got — I thought I was looking at a cherry tree with full cherry blossoms. I was in the Costco parking lot of all places. Another shopper told me it was a tulip magnolia. Still very pretty! I wish I would have composed this one a little better, but in theContinue reading “Tulip Magnolia”

Promise of Spring

Spring is around the corner. I’ve been told. Remembering springs of old. The original: (I’m kinda loving the pink in the pic above. Dreamy…) ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~