Images From My Yard
This image is the first in a series of 15 floral images that were captured when I assigned myself a project to find images only in the backyard of my home. I captured this image with a regular zoom lens, not a macro lens, hand held. I achieved the impressionistic feeling for the image using an Alien Skin Snap Art 3 filter which applied an impasto like brushstroke, then using layer masking in Photoshop I applied a gaussian blur to the background elements.
This image reminds me of something you would find as the “face” of a greeting card, with of course a suitably sappy message imprinted on the inside.
Car Show Fortnight
The last image in this series from the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show on July 23, 2011 is another Buick. This car is from the same era as my childhood and I love the color scheme on this automobile, it reminds me of a Dreamsicle. It took some lawyer masking trickery in Photoshop to get the body tones right and I also added the background blur in Photoshop.