Three lemons in a green bowl.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with Topaz Adjust.  Burned and a couple of spots cloned out.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/4, 1/60 sec., ISO 400,  focal length 100 mm.  Flash fired.


Cross Process

My tomato plant was killed by the frost we got a few nights ago.  These are the little tomatoes left on the potting soil from that plant.  I like cross processing and used a filter from OnOne Photo Essentials 3 to apply the effect to this photo.

I have been playing with the new filter from Topaz called InFocus.  It takes quite a bit of fiddling with the controls, but I really like some of the results I am getting.  You really have to decide between sharpness and remaining artifacts when dealing with this kind of alteration.  Interesting, though. . .

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/5, 1/50 sec., ISO 640, focal length 39 mm.  No flash.


Looking for something to photograph, these peaches came to mind.  I used my cardboard lightbox and lamp light.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with levels adjustment and a little color saturation increase.  I also did some cloning. In hindsight, I should have reduced the light from above and increased the side light.

Fall peaches. . . maybe a peach cobbler!?

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/90 sec., ISO 200, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.


Our pear tree looks pretty bad this year.  I only have these two pears on it.  Last year it was loaded.  Maybe the winter will perk it up.  Anyway, I processed this in Photoshop Elements and used Topaz Simplify cartoon.  Final was burned as well.  We are starting to get a little feel of fall here today but it will be back in the high 90’s by next week.  We’ll take what we can get!! 🙂  Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/16, 1/50 sec., ISO 400, focal length 100 mm.   No flash.


Summer in the Fresno area definitely means figs.  I believe Fresno County is the largest producer of figs in the U.S.  This little tree is in our yard and always gives us more than we can use.  Photo was processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, cropping and using an India Ink overlay by Flaming Pear.  Kind of gives an illustration look to the photo.  It has been real pleasant here the last week (in the low 90’s).  It is supposed to heat up this coming week.  I can hardly wait for fall to come around.  Summers are always too hot and too long here!   Hope you all are keeping cool and enjoying your summer.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5.6, 1/320 sec., ISO 800,  focal length 50 mm.  No flash.


We have so many apricots this year!  This was shot this afternoon about 2 pm.  Processed in Photoshop Elements, I adjusted levels, did an overlay layer and also used filter/brush stroke/accented edges to bring out the leaves and the “freckles” on the fruit.  Have a great Father’s Day everyone!!

Camera settings: Fujifilm S700, F/4.5, 1/170 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3.  No flash.


Had a tough time with this one.  I used my light box but with only a strong overhead light and camera flash.  After about 40 tries, I got this one.  I used white Karo syrup to make the strawberry “juice” and added a little crushed  berry.  I wanted to add a little red food coloring to the syrup but couldn’t find mine.  AArrgh!.  Anyway, I just adjusted levels on the final and added an outline.

Camera settings: F/ 5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO 400, focal length 47 mm, flash fired.