Fall Chrysanthemums

Just a planter outside our front door.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with Topaz Simplify.  Burned and did some cloning.  Happy Halloween!


Butterfly and Lilacs

Happened upon this little guy enjoying the newly flowering lilacs.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels and burned.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/100 sec., ISO 250,  focal length 100 mm.  No flash.

Bright Daisies

I was playing around with the processing of this grouping of three yellow marguerites.   This end result was processed in Topaz Simplify twice.  Both times settings were custom set in the cartoon range.  The edge line color was inversed to white.  It was finished with some burning.  All done in Photoshop Elements 6.  Thought it made a bright greeting card kind of look.  Or maybe a poster.   Hope it brightens your day.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/6.3, 1/60 sec., ISO 200, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.

Hint of Spring

Thought I would spread a little spring-like color to those of you who are enduring a long, white winter.   Let’s hope Punxsutawney Phil is right in his prediction for an early spring! This bowl contains cyclamen, pansies and an errant freesia.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with Topaz Simplify adjusted, burning and a frame made with a burlap pattern overlay.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/11, 1/60 sec., ISO 100, focal length 29 mm.  No flash.

Teacup and Violas

Just a teacup and violas set up on an antique washstand.  I tried this with flash and without.  This one came out the best for the processing I used.  This was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 using Topaz Simplify cartoon.  I used my own preset and adjusted it to achieve the painted look.

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/4 sec., ISO 800, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.