Monday, September 21, 2009

Autumn Solstice Rose Bud

The past few weeks have been very busy, as I have been doing a few upgrades around the house before it gets too cold. Today, I took a day off, as it was threatening to rain anyway. While sitting on the newly built rear deck, I noticed a rose bud on the bush that is in memory of my father. So I decided to take a picture of it and maybe play with it also in Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. In so doing, I decided that it needed to look a little more masculine, as my Dad was a very rugged type, since he had spent most of his younger years on the water as a sailor. Anyway, this is what I finally came up with. I hope he would have approved.......

Maxxum 7D & 100mm f2.8 Soft Focus Lens with #1 close up filter attached.

Insomnia Leads to This........

For some reason I have insomnia tonight. It might have something to do with the Autumn Equinox descending upon us, or maybe not. At any rate, I got to fooling around with this image which was quite unremarkable in my opinion. A squirrel had chewed off the stem of this rose in my back yard, and the blossom was in pretty bad shape. My wife, as usual, put it in a little vase with some water to try and salvage it. But it was still not doing too well. So, I decided to take a picture of it and play with it for a while. This is the result. I hope this is no indication of any dreams I might have when I finally get to sleep. Good night all!