May 082013

falling to pieces 1727

My bucket list of things to try includes working with textures in PSE.

Two days ago, I threw this flower in my trash can at work. I liked the way it looked against the white trash bag and snuck my camera out for a shot of it. I wanted to create something “sad” from it and I worked on this a bit last night and this morning, using desaturation tricks and such between Apeture and Topaz. I was almost satisfied with it but not quite, but alas it was time to go to work.   Then as I was walking to work, I had an epiphany: what if I tried one of the Shadowhouse Textures?  So, I worked on it a bit at lunch in PSE, got the gist of what I needed to do, deleted it  and started over when I came home from work. What do you think?


Feb 072013

whiteout 1677


Several years ago, Carl and I drove from NH to Florida looking for blue skies and palm trees.  We spent most of one day driving through the small state of Maryland in a white-out winter storm. (We joked that neither one of us had ever spent so much time in Maryland!)  I recently took a photo of our “winter” as seen through the rear view mirror on our quad… and photoshopped them together.