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Some rosemary for Cee’s Flower of the Day. I took this picture a couple of days ago when I was walking the dogs.

Topaz Studio 2 “Chiaroscoro” effect.
Topaz Studio 2 “Vibrant Grunge” effect.
Topaz Studio 2 “Line and ink” effect

I realized the other day that I hadn’t used my Topaz Studio software in a very long time, so I thought I’d give it a whirl with this close-up of a rosemary blossom.

I am thinking about starting a monthly photo processing challenge to take one image and process it three ways. It might be fun to see all the different creative ideas people have and learn about all the amazing techniques and software available. Would you be interested?


Last Saturday we went to an art show featuring some watercolor painting by my husband’s very talented uncle. Beside the library where the show was held there was a pea patch garden. I love pea patches.

Even though it was a rather grey, drippy day I wandered about a bit. This patch of artichokes, past the harvest stage, caught my eye. From different angles the flowers* brought to mind roses and waterlilies.

These were processed using various effects in Topaz Studio 2.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

*The artichoke we eat is the bud of a large, thistle-like flower. This post shows the artichoke flower we found when we came home from a vacation last year.

Photo processing adventures with a heffalump

I dropped a can of beans on my foot.

So I’ve mostly been confined to quarters. For me that means messing about with my computer and photographs. So this is not a story of great adventure in the wide world.

Here goes:

Once upon a time, a not-so-little, not-so-young girl..okay it was really an old-enough-to-be-a-grandmother, mature (most of the time) woman…got to go on a once-in-a-lifetime safari in Africa. She bought a new camera for the trip, with a huge (to her) zoom of 21x…

So long ago in experience, if not so many years. I have this block of photos from that trip that I treasure because they bring back great memories. My beloved (and still functioning!) Nikon L120 point and shoot caught some really great pictures, and I eventually got LightRoom to clean them up a bit and have used them now and again in posts.

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