Sadly I no longer have a reason to travel up to Seattle a few times a year to take photos and visit family (since they moved to Portland). But it's now fun to see how many ways I can edit the thousands of photos I' took in Seattle over the years. The four above are from a Queen Anne poppies garden shot I photographed in 2014, starting with one unadulterated version. The editing fun is almost as endless as the complexities of the original as created by Mother nature.
I've been compulsively editing my best floral photographs, out of the thousands I've taken since I went digital. This has given me the opportunity to not only go down memory lane, but to experiment with as many digital techniques as I can come up with to try to bring out the essence of each photo. Lately, I discovered a pattern feature in Photoshop CC I was unaware of. Having done some fabric design previously, it was with excitement I realized I could create offset patterns in Photoshop using my illustrator art. This has opened a whole new area in which to play. In these four pictures I started with a beautiful field of flowers shot in Salem, Oregon in 2016 (bottom). Moving up from there, I've combined the original photo with three alternate patterns based on my Marilyn Monroe vector drawing.
(Above) A digital collage of various photos take at China Camp yesterday. It's been awhile since visiting this site in San Rafael - about 23 years! Last time was January 1996 when I did this drawing (Below). The best way to tell time is with old artwork and photos. Makes up for having no memory.
On a coastal walk in Piso Logaras, Paros, Greece, we were adopted by a cat who herded us along, waiting for the photographer to catch up, sometimes leading, sometimes in the rear to make sure no one got left behind. It was the best guided tour I've ever been on!