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My beautiful Valentine’s Day tulips are fading, so I took the time to trim stems and take a few Lensbaby shots.

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Alternative Landscapes

Editing photos for creative expression, relaxation, and just plain fun is an essential part of my photography life.  I don’t paint or do crafts- so I create with the camera and the computer. I respect and enjoy traditional photography, but I sometimes like to tiptoe a bit onto the photography wild side.

Yesterday I revisited some of last summer’s photos from Alaska. At the time, I was fascinated with the stark shapes of the rocks and peaks jutting out of the sea, but I was disappointed in many of the resulting shots when edited traditionally. But I had so much fun creating the “alternative landscapes” below.

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De-lovely

Another February tulip! To me, there is something kind of wholesome and apple-like about this luscious tulip- especially when shot from below.

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Morning Blue Hour

I’ve always loved blue and have recently become a big fan of the hour before the sun comes up, when the sky and clouds are streaked with shades of blue.

Here are some driveway and across the street shots from yesterday.

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If you look closely, you’ll see a layer of fog between the far and near hills- I’m guessing over Watson Lake.

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Fiery

While reviewing some of my Alaska photos, I found so many shots that never made the blog- like this sunset view.

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Tulip Time

One of the best thing about February is that tulips start to appear in the grocery stores! Since javelinas eat the tulip bulbs here, buying them as cut flowers is the best option.

Lensbaby soft edit

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85mm macro textured edit

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Red Cliff Echoes

arc20141020-dsc_5986_melinda_anderson-edit-editI woke up way too early this morning and got up to have a play with some images from our Utah trip back in 2014. Last weekend I had been re-editing some Moab shots for class and to possibly use in an upcoming show- so these red cliffs have been in my subconscious waiting to be turned into some photo art just for fun. I have been playing recently with some phone apps (Fragment and Tiny Planets), which take chunks of your photos and re-arrange them, and wanted to see if I could do something similar in Photoshop in a more controlled way. Fun!

High Water

It was a beautiful sunny day in Prescott- perfect for a walk and some photography. The water is high at Willow Lake, and areas where we normally walk are under water. The upside is that the water surrounding the boulders create beautiful reflections- and waterfowl is everywhere! The usual ducks were there, as well as egrets- and there was a hawk perched high in a tree (too far for a photo with my limited lens).

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Some Chairs

A found abstract:

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Justaduck

This is from my walk a couple weeks ago at Watson Lake.

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The Elks Theatre

I’m calling this image Opening Night.

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Hello, Crow!

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Going Back

I haven’t been doing much in the way of soft flowers lately, so here’s a pinkish mono one for Monday.

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Leafy Abstracts

Some fun multiple exposure creations for Friday:

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