December Sunset

The sky was like a watercolor painting, with soft hues and colors. The clouds were sparse, but lovely. They looked a bit like popcorn in places. As the bright orange sun set, the colors and drama deepened. These were taken at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve.

Redbud Petals on my Garden Path

Redbuds on my garden path
Drop petals on the ground
The beauty, color of them all
Makes joy in my heart abound!

The pretty red/magenta color is scattered all over my garden path today. I loved seeing the magenta along side the spring green trillium!

Bikes on the Rhine River

When I travel to Europe, I love the bikes. Every color, style. Parked on narrow streets. Not locked. Here’s a short video of a few bikes I saw when on a river cruise on the Rhine River last month.

I used Adobe Spark to make this video. I’m still learning how to use it, so I may edit this when I figure out a few thing!

Spring 2019 – a Quick Look

I’ve been sick with bronchitis the last few weeks. As such, I’ve watched spring blossom from indoors, not getting many images. But I have gotten a few. I’m trying a new editing method. These images have a slightly different look than Spring flowers in past years.

Rhine Getaway First Look

I just went on the Rhine Getaway from Basil, Switzerland to Amsterdam in eight days. The first few days were cold, wet (even snow) and very cloudy. The last few days were gorgeous! I came home with a souvenir I didn’t buy – a bad respiratory virus and bronchitis. So I’m a bit slow editing my images with my new camera. I got a mirrorless, lighter weight professional camera, to save the load on my wrists, thumbs and knees. I chose a Sony a7IIIr and I learned even more about how to use it, and I also struggled with how to make it do what I wanted.

These images are from my iPhone 7. They are edited in Snapseed and the logo was added with a new iPhone app, Union. My technical workflow is not quite what I would want and took way too long!

Enjoy the first look at our Rhine Getaway Cruise on the Einar, Viking River Cruise’s newest longship.