I took this Water Lily photo while Kayaking at Pinehurst Conservation Area and made some photo art with a watercolor effect in photoshop. I love being out amongst the Lily pads watching the dragon flies and birds.
We have these delicate little Irises growing beside our driveway and they always put on a good show this time of year.
Last Weekend was the Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2017. This year I joined a group in Elora Ontario.
Elora is a village with many tourist shops and plenty of photo opportunities. The group had a great time exploring the village. Each came back with their unique photographic take on this picturesque setting.
Here is my take.
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A little artistic experimentation for todays post. This was created in Photoshop using a texture blend.
Here is another Water Lily taken at Point Pelee National Park on the Marsh Boardwalk trail.
This was taken at Point Pelee National Park on the Marsh Boardwalk trail. It is a short 1 kilometre (0.6 mile) walk along a floating boardwalk through the marshlands. It is a great little hike to observe marsh habitat.
“Do you know
God paints every Butterfly
With His finger”
Emily in the movie The Ultimate Gift
These statues are cast from concrete on site and are only a few of many different ones to be found at Morland Place – Owen Sound. Morland was part of the Doors Open Tour in Owen Sound this spring. Check their website to see if there is a Doors Open event event near near you.
Slowly the weather is starting to warm up here in St. Jacobs. These apple blossoms were taken in May of last year.
A bit of an experimental piece for this post. I added several texture layers to create this art effect.
Software used was Lightroom and onOne Perfect Layers.
A little taste of summer during this cold winter here in Canada. This little bee is hard at work making sure there will be a good crop of seeds.
I found this clever little garden ornament in a neighbours garden. It has been wonderfully repurposed!
One of the many flower boxes to be found in St. Jacobs during the summer. Each one a work of art.
Kissed by the Sun
Unfolds like a Sunrise
To brighten your Day
This is a Celosia and it gives a nice shot of red to any garden.
Came across this simple yet beautiful flower on a walk the other day.
The bees dance from flower to flower. They never seem to get tired and I seem to never get tired of watching them.
So this is another sunflower shot I took in Owen Sound when we were there to see the tall ships. I love the fall colours of this variety. It almost looks like it got sunburnt!
As I was walking home after meeting with fellow blogger Allan of Modes of Flight this mushroom with a little plant arched over it caught my eye. After shooting from a few different angles I chose this one and blended it with a painted look.
It seems to me the Sunflower and the Bee are made for each other. The yellow and black let the bee blend in so that they almost become one. Of course the one needs the other to survive.
I took this while in Owen Sound to take pictures of the Tall Ships. These sunflowers were in planters along harbour. Remember to always keep your mind and your eyes open for any opportunity for a photograph. I must have looked a little strange taking pictures of flowers as everyone else was taking pictures of the ships!
Spring is here and the apple blossoms are in bloom! This verse seem appropriate for this time of year.
We are celebrating the Victoria Day Weekend here in Canada. Victoria Day celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday (May 24th). Canada is still a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which the Queen is head.
Victoria Day is always on a Monday, and thus the holiday is part of a long weekend, which is commonly referred to as the Victoria Day Weekend, the May Long Weekend, the May Long, or the May Two-Four (a case of beer there is called a “two-four” and many of these are consumed over the holiday). The weekend is also called the May 24th weekend, although it does not necessarily fall on May 24th.
The Victoria Day Weekend always falls on the weekend before Memorial Day in the U.S. Reference from About.com
The beautiful Magnolia trees are in bloom! I love seeing these trees with their big blossoms. It’s a wonderful intro to the summer.
A sure sign of spring, the daffodils are in bloom. Here they are one of the first indications of new life bursting forth from the forest floor covered with decaying autumn leaves.
Today it snowed almost all day. Schools, Colleges, and Universities were shut down. Driving was a challenge. As I went through some of the pictures I took this summer I came across a pretty generic shot of a daisy. It was a nice reminder of summer but not all that interesting being it was just centred in the frame. In addition to cropping I also applied an oil painting effect with a free program I just discovered called Fotosketcher. Now – at least to my eye it is a bit more interesting. I do enjoy post processing!