Archive for August, 2016

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…


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


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

Island in the River

Posted in B&W, Hill Country, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas, Water on August 15th, 2016 by judy


This is an infrared photograph of the Blanco River before the flood. I call it “Island in the River.” I have not checked if this island is still there. Intended to go to the river today, but it’s wet… very wet… Wimberley, TX

Window and Flowers

Posted in Architecture, Flowers and Plants, Western on August 15th, 2016 by judy

Window and Flowers, Taos

Found in Taos, New Mexico

Hollyhocks and Adobe

Posted in Flowers and Plants on August 12th, 2016 by judy

Hollyhocks and adobe with quote