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Project 365 – Blush Rose

Today’s P365 image really should have been trashed right out of camera; it was really awful.  Feeling guilty for missing so many posts lately, I snapped a number of photos late last night using my flash in the hopes creating one image to post.  And as my heart really just wasn’t in it, they were all pretty much garbage.  But I decided to fool around with this image to see if I could turn it into something usable.  While it certainly won’t win any awards, I kind of like the final result especially considering the ugly duckling I started out with.

Blush Rose Abstract_web1


Project 365 – Painterly Purple Coneflower

A shot of a purple coneflower with a painterly effect using Topaz’s Simplify software.

Coneflower Simplify

Project 365 – Painted Lady

My friend and I spent a few hours shooting at a quiet little cemetery nearby.  Well actually, I did the shooting while she modeled.  We had a great time and she was a super trooper while I came up with quite a few strange poses for her, all the while messing with my camera settings and cursing the sunlight as it wreaked havoc on my grand plans for the shoot.  I was expecting overcast skies, but the clouds scattered before we arrived.  Though my keeper images were few, I managed to find a few I liked.  My friend inspired me to dust off my Topaz software for editing, which I did for this image, and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.


Project 365 – Spring Grove Cemetery

I have a new love affair with cemetery photography.  My photography club had a field trip to the most amazing cemetery and arboretum yesterday.  I spent several blissful hours photographing everything in sight.  And although I toted a “regular” digital camera, an old 35mm film camera, and my infrared converted camera I shot my IR camera almost exclusively.  I still have countless images to sort through and edit, but here are two of my infrared captures from the day.



Project 365 – Orchid Show Images

My husband and I attended an orchid show yesterday and I had a wonderful time snapping lots and lots of photos.  Here are the images I have processed so far.

Green Orchid

Pink Orchid

Purple Orchid

Red & Yellow Orchids

Sepia Orchid

Tall Orchids

White & Red Orchid

As always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Simplify