I spent some time out in nature this afternoon, and this is what I discovered. Here is a lily happily suntanning in a lovely pond in my hometown of Pleasantville. This photo is my contribution to Pixel Dust Photo Art at http://www.pixeldustphotoart.com/, where today's topic is a painterly effect. First, I took this picture straight out of my camera. Then I cropped it, sharpened it, and posterized it to achieve a painterly effect. Dreamy.
Also, out in nature, here is a young man walking his dog. This photo is my contribution to Friday My Town Shoot Out! at http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com/, where today's topic is a picture that tells a story. I also took this picture straight out of my camera. Then I cropped it and gave it a cinematic effect and panoramic view. Doesn't it look like a happy ending to a movie? Have a great weekend and happy trails!