A Stingray (C2) on display at the North San Diego County Corvette Club’s “Plastic Fantastic” show, May 6, 2012, North Embarcadero Park.
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You wouldn’t want to be driving this during a rainy day, but for a typical sunny southern California day this would be perfect for carting things around in. Captured at the Chino Valley Fire Foundation Car & Bike show, May 19, 2012, Chino Hills, California.
Spring Car Show Season
A Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport circa 1969 displayed at the Corvettes West/Ronald McDonald House car show, Rancho Cucamonga, California on April 1, 2012. The view of the flag through the cut-out in the hood juxtaposed against the large chrome and black engine and body color scheme made titling this post a “no-brainer”.
Images From My Yard
In the late afternoon of a late spring day last year this daylilly stood tall, basking in the sun and enticing the honey bees with its multi-colored plumage.
Images From My Yard
Another image from my backyard exercise with an extreme painterly effect from the application of the Alien Skin Snap Art 3 filter set.
The blog has returned to Orange, California this week as I explore this painterly style. The assistance I speak of in the title of this post is the “paint job” I did on the building housing the Assistance League. The actual color was a dull white and I thought the walls needed a color to set off the green door and window trim. I find this coloration bright and hopeful which seems apropos for an organization called “Assistance” League.
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Car Show Fortnight
I’m not sure how much, if any work gets done with this modified convertible pick-up truck, but I would imagine it would be fun to cruise around in, with maybe an ice chest full of cold beverages in the bed. This yellow machine was strutting its stuff at the Old Pomona Classic Car & Hot Rod Show in July of 2011 on a very hot day. Initial processing was with Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro; I applied painterly effects to the image using Alien Skin Snap Art 3 and blurred the background in Photoshop.
Continuing my painterly experimentations these yellow Daylilies were growing adjacent to our neighborhood tennis courts and I captured them the same day as the Daylilies in my last blog post. This image was similar to last Monday’s, during post processing, I applied the Topaz Labs Simplify effect (via the Photoshop plug-in) to give the primary image some paint brush like feeling and then the texture in this image also came from my backyard, from a shot of our wood fence that has been aging in the elements for the past twenty years as a layer in Photoshop . I also added a framing effect using the OnOne Software PhotoFrame 4.6 Photoshop plug-in.
Some macro action to start off the weekend. Judy has planted a bunch of these in the backyard, but I don’t have a clue as to their name, so the title of this blog post comes from the image sequence number from this photo shoot. I’ve got plenty more of this flower variety in various stages of unfolding and may post more variations in the future, if someone would like to help me out with identifying this specimen I can be more specific in the future. As it stands today, here is a flower that caught my eye, I like the colors and am fairly happy with the detail, not satisfied mind you, just fairly happy.