Spring Arriving

March 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm 4 comments


Original…a maple outside my kitchen window blooming.  Up close, it’s like a peacock!  Weird!


Playing…it’s like the jungle view.  Not so keen on the jungle part.


The urban acid view.  Like the effect, but not what I was thinking for this shot.


With overlay, but without the dark brushes.  Still missing something to me.


I like this better.  Captures the urban acid look, but brings in retro spring colors.

What’s your fav, if any?

The Hub said, “Oh, cute.”

I’m really not sure he’s into urban acid.  I think it’s cool.

Enjoyed playing with the photo just for fun.  My fifteen minutes of “me moment” today.  What did you do that was fun for you today?

Brushes:  SS vector foliage

overlay:  Coffeeshop

PS:  Red’s fever broke last night.  Boywonder is having a few symptoms, but no fever…hopefully we are on the mend.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mom  |  March 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I like the third and fourth views better. They keep the natural brilliance of the bursting forth of the colors of the flowers of spring bright and wonderfully portrayed…the others show a nice, different prospective also, believe me, they all look beautiful from where I am viewing them!!

  • 2. mom  |  March 15, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Actually it is Monday morning here in Iraq. 7:37 a.m

  • 3. Maggie  |  March 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Well, now, we can’t go changing the whole time zone for you over here!

  • 4. lisle  |  November 23, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

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