Secret Woods

There’s a really cool park in Broward County called Secret Woods Nature Center. There are several walks through the woods and marsh with lots of cool flora and fauna. One of the paths leads out to the river where we were hoping to see manatees, which are “in season” right now to view. We didn’tContinue reading “Secret Woods”

Encased in Ice

Living in the DC area, we got the extremes of each season. Summer would be sweltering and winter, well — the years we lived there, DC went through Snowpocolypse, Snowmageddon, and whatever the snowstorm last winter (2015/2016) was called. Needless to say, it was cold! Even though I wasn’t happy with the weather, there’s beautyContinue reading “Encased in Ice”

Lone Cypress

Just like any other landmark or iconic object, it is special to finally see it in person. Along 17 Mile Drive sits the Lone Cypress. Kind of all by its lonesome – it has many visitors to keep it company. The original was pretty dark. I increased the exposure, highlights, and contrast, and lightened theContinue reading “Lone Cypress”

Sunrise in the country

Sometimes it’s worth it to get up early. It was like God made this sunrise just for me. The original wasn’t very warm and it was dark. I warmed it and decreased the clarity. I used an adjustment brush on the pathway to increase its clarity, contrast, and sharpness. I also used adjustment brushes andContinue reading “Sunrise in the country”

Lines of Wisdom

Don’t judge me because of my lines and curves and wrinkles. There’s a wisdom that comes with them. Relax under my canopy¬†and I will teach you. I definitely envisioned this in black and white when I took the picture. So I changed it to black and white and adjusted the different levels to get aContinue reading “Lines of Wisdom”

Painted Eucalyptus – an ant’s-eye view

They’re so fascinating. As the bark peels off, the different layers are different colors. This is a tree I could hug. The original was kind of flat and dull. I increased the vibrance and saturation and used several different adjustment filters – two for the tree and one for the background. I took away theContinue reading “Painted Eucalyptus – an ant’s-eye view”