Another garage find!  This old dustpan hangs on the wall in my garage.  I processed with Topaz Simplify and added a texture of mine.  Must be time for some spring cleaning!! 🙂

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5.6, 1/6 sec., ISO 3200, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.



First hibiscus blossom of the year!  Found it hiding amongst the lemon balm.  Processing in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, burning, and adding a 50% opacity layer of Topaz cartoon adjusted.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by Tammy’s Blogger of the Month article on the Virtual Photowalk 2010 home page.  I really appreciate all of you!!

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5, 1/30 sec., ISO 200, focal length 41 mm.  No flash.

“Double Delight”

One of my favorite roses because it is so beautiful and has a heavenly scent, too!   I processed this by adjusting levels, high pass filter, Topaz Simplify and surrounding vignette.   It was pretty heavily overcast as I took this early this evening.   Hope everyone had a happy Mother’s Day!!

Camera settings: F/9, 1/200 sec., ISO 800, focal length 47 mm.   No flash.

Here’s a b/w version for Sue! 🙂


Single rose blossom taken from the underside.  Cloned out some branches, dodged and burned, used some Topaz Detail and Adjust.  Adjusted some blending modes.  All done in Photoshop Elements.

Camera settings: F/8, 1/200 sec., ISO 400,  focal length 49 mm.  No flash.

Fixed holes. . . my bad!!

The Sporting Life (or Bits)

One of my old show bits from our horse showing days!  Did it in color and in sepia tone just for something different.  It’s amazing what you can find in your garage to take photos of!!  Color photo processed in Elements with adjustments and Topaz Adjust (figures!).  Sepia tone was processed in Elements with tone added to sharpened photo.

Camera settings: F/8, 1/25 sec., ISO 800, focal length 53 mm.  No flash.


It seems I have so many yellow flowers right now.  (Sorry, Ron!)  So here is another iris that is a new one this year.  This was processed in Photoshop Elements with Topaz Simplify buz sim adjusted.

Camera settings: F/4, 1/1000 sec., ISO 100, focal length 27 mm.  No flash.