Just a peek over the reeds at Watson Pond
I always seem to enjoy taking the detail shots more than the BIG PICTURE. Here are two detail shots from our weekend along Oak Creek.
The theme for this month’s photo club is On the Road. I took a few photos with this theme while we were away last weekend; I don’t think I’ve got THE photo yet, but here’s one I like.
I finally upgraded my ON1 software to the latest version (there was a deal I couldn’t resist. . .), mostly because my photo group purchased some of their tutorials for us. I’ve just barely scratched the surface of the new interface and all the new filters (new to me, that is). One thing I have noticed is better performance than with my old version of the software.
I added a texture in Photoshop to this light box photo of weeds and then added another filter and a border in ON1 Effects. Fun! Now I just have to remember to use it . . .
We were out on a drive looking at majestic mountains and beautiful expansive views, and I was down on my knees in the snow, shooting icy weeds and wishing I had my macro lens. No, that’s not a bokeh texture- that is sparkly snow!
My husband and I took a short walk at Willow Lake last week. We were hoping to view some migrating birds, but they seemed to be avoiding us. Of course there were weeds to photograph- one of my standard subjects for photos. This weedy image was edited using the new Topaz Texture Effects, which I downloaded on a 30 Day trial. It reminds me of some of my iPhone apps- what a fun new filter! I have only just begun to explore what it has to offer.