Yellow Rose in the Sunlight

Posted in Flowers and Plants on September 20th, 2016 by judy

Yellow Rose in the Sunlight

This was taken at Bob and Zeina Cook’s house at the Wimberley Studio Tour. I noticed some sun rays on the yellow rose and had to get my camera.

Price of Barbados

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on September 3rd, 2016 by judy

Pride of Barbados

These striking flowers are called Pride of Barbados or Red Bird of Paradise or probably other things as well. These particular instances are growing at the side of the Visitors Center in Wimberley. I could not resist capturing them!

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Chevrolet Belair Hood Ornament

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on September 3rd, 2016 by judy

Chevrolet BelAir Convertible Hood Detail

I was working in New Braunfels on Wednesday when one of my colleagues pointed out a 1950s Chevy Belair convertible parked in front of the gallery. So of course I ran out to take pictures of it… Here’s one of its wonderful hood ornament. What a hood ornament! The finish on the car was pretty much gone and around the hood ornament some nice rust had developed…

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More playing with flowers…

Posted in Flowers and Plants on August 28th, 2016 by judy

White Iris

Yellow Flower

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27th, 2016 by judy
Inks Lake State Park

Yellow Flower (name unknown) at Inks Lake State Park, Texas.  More playing with flowers… 

Red Dome Blanketflower

Posted in Flowers and Plants on August 27th, 2016 by judy
Red Dome Blanketflower

Red Dome Blanketflower  or Gaillardia Pinnatifida.  Playing with flowers…

Grace

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on August 24th, 2016 by judy

Great BLue Heron Pair in Flight

Great Blue Heron pair in flight near the rookery. Last night I was playing around with some techniques and textures and came up with this… Grace like this is what makes humans want to “fly like a bird.”

Cholla Cluster

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on August 23rd, 2016 by judy

Cholla Cluster

In 2007 we went to Big Bend State Park in mid April. The flowers that year were fantastic! My popular Cholla piece originates from that trip. Today I worked on another photograph from that trip, another Cholla.
 
The post processing treatment on this is similar to the original Cholla although I constantly change the tools I use and the way I use them. I also reserve the right to “fiddle” with a particular piece each time I print it… So one print and another of the same name may be slightly different. However, if I change them significantly, I change the name.
 
In this case most of the work is to make the flowers “pop” and the background not pop. I often use a tool to bring out “edges” on flowers. I think our eyes see edges better than cameras anyway… But I like the increased detail because I hope it helps people see things they do not normally notice.
 
By the way, for those who constantly ask “what camera do you use” this was taken with a small sensor superzoom fixed lens camera, the Panasonic FZ50. Of course, it’s no longer with me but it served me very well.

Driftwood Store at Night

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on August 18th, 2016 by judy

Driftwood Store at Night

Driftwood, Texas.

Beautiful Blanco

Posted in Hill Country, Infrared, Landscapes, Water on August 16th, 2016 by judy

Beautiful-Blanco

Infrared photograph of the Blanco River before the floods of 2015.