Wind in the Willows

The willow trees are leafing out, and the branches are full of catkins. The wind was blowing today and the willow branches were moving and swaying. The contrast of the early leaf yellow and the blue sky was particularly beautiful. These were captured with my iPhone 7, the camera that is always with me, using the Slow Shutter App. Then Lightroom was used to add contrast and clarity.

Impression of Seasons

There are many ways to mark the seasons of the year. Is there snow? Do I see green? Is anything blooming? Do I need to rake leaves? But for a photographer, it’s all about color and light.  Here are a few impressionist images that mark the seasons.

Photo Place Gallery – Open 2015

Icy Blue, from the series, Semblance
Icy Blue, from the series, Semblance

One of my images was selectd forPhotoPlace Gallery’s juried OPEN CALL 2015 exhibition. Juror Jeff Curto chose 40 photographs for the gallery exhibition, and an additional 35 photographs for display in the Online Gallery Annex on the PhotoPlace Gallery website.  My image, “Icy Blue” from the Semblance series, will be in the Online GalleryAnnex.

Gallery Exhibition: March 10 – April 3, 2015

Playing with Photoshop Express App Filters

Sometimes it is just fun to play. So as I recover and rest from the flu and a cold, I play on my iPad using Photo Apps. PhotoShop Express just made more filters available to Creative Cloud members, so I played a little.

Using one my Semblance abstracts, I applied the Vignette Blue filter and a few other tweaks to create something new. Just for fun. What do you think? Here is the before and after:



Let There Be Light

IMG_3321.JPGThe exhibit at Bloomingdale Park District Museum opening reception was last night. While my image “Red Pines, Afternoon” did not receive an award, I was in good company with great photography. The museum offers two galleries and both were filled with images. The Curator did a marvelous job grouping images and hanging the show. If you are in the area in the next month, stop by and see the show.

Thank you to fellow Fleeting Moments Artists Dee Hudson and Carol Byron for coming to the show to offer support!

Photo of me and Red Pines, Afternoon courtesy of Carol Byron