Saturday, July 12, 2008

Photoshop brushes

I've always found geese to be very majestic on the water.

I saved this image as a brush and played around with it a bit.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Went out to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.
We hadn't been there in years. WoW! Have they ever put in a lot of improvements.
It was a real treat.

The Rhodies are past there prime this time of the year, but there are a lot of other plants in bloom.
Wonderful place for a stroll.

Still some Rhodies in bloom. There are tree rhododendrons that tower overhead.
Blossoms aren't pristine now, but still spectacular when you see them in mass.

Lots of geese and ducks in the ponds and on the lake.

The critters in the park are not a bit shy. They seem happy to pose for photos.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Looking for a home with studio space in Arizona?

I have a friend who is selling her home in Laveen Arizona.
I spent a lot of time in her studio- great space! Check it out.

If you are interested, contact her at

Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Oregon Coast

There are some quirky things that I find iconic on the coast.
Our Lady of the Dunes church is one of them. Loved finding the old Woody parked near the statue. Made a lovely beach trip tableau.

I lived in California for many years. I miss seeing pelicans at the beach. They don't come very far north. I never see them at Pacific City or Seaside.
We made it down to Port Orford this time- and I got to see lots of pelicans. :)

For my friend, Joe Nathan

Every time I see a lighthouse I think of my friend, Joe Nathan.

I need to make a sketch of this one.

I managed to catch this one with the light shining.

The top of the lighthouse peeking out from the trees reminded me sooo much of Joe's stamp scenes. He always hides a lighthouse somewhere in his scenes. :)

Summer Photos

I take a wide variety of photos.

Sometimes I am taken by a texture or color.

I love taking macro shots.

Some photos are taken with the intention of turning them into Photoshop brushes.

The winds were very strong during our trip to the coast. It buffeted the camera around quite a bit. Made it hard to get decent photos. I need to remember to put the tripod in the car next time. I always forget the tripod.
The winds were nice for the kite enthusiasts though.

Summer fun

I have been getting out and about with the camera a bit.

We managed an overnight trip out to the coast.
I love the dunes in the area around Florence.

I love the bridges in Oregon. We have a lot of bridges.

I made a Photoshop brush from one of the bridge photos. I think I will have fun playing around with this.

Such interesting lines and shapes in the bridge structures.

Gulls settling down for the evening.