Raindrops on grass blades.  Processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels and a high pass filter.  This was hand held with my little Fujifilm camera.  Hope you all have the best New Year ever!  Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the 2010 Photowalk.  It’s been a blast.

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/80 sec., ISO 800, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.


Raindrops on Roses

Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 by adjusting levels and adding a high pass filter.  This is the last burst of blooms before my rose bushes go dormant.

Camera settings: Canon Rebel EOS T1i, F/4.5, 1/400 sec., ISO 100, focal length 37 mm.  No flash.


“Objects in mirror are closer than they appear”.  Since I am kind of rained out, here is a photo in my rainy rear view mirror!  Stay dry everyone!

Camera settings: F/3.5, ISO 800, 1/4 sec, focal length 6.3 mm, Auto.  I adjusted levels, shadows and highlights and then ran it through Topaz Detail b/w contrasted.

Handmade Texture

I love textures.  This was made using my Christmas present Wacom tablet.  I started with a medium brown base layer.  After that, I applied rough brush strokes in a shade lighter and a shade darker on a separate layer.  Floral brushes in black were applied next and this 3rd layer was set on overlay.  The fourth layer was off-white brush strokes all over and set on opacity 20%.  These layers were flattened and this created my texture.    The texture was applied over a rose leaf with raindrops.

The rose leaf was taken using ISO 800, F/3.5 and 1/80 sec.  The texture was placed in a layer above the photo and set on blending mode Overlay.  Hope you like it.