Category Archives: Color Palette

Fez Souk

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Morocco: Fez Souk 2009 The carpet sellers call this “cactus silk”. And to a jet lagged tourist, the idea just might make sense. Most likely though, if you could see a label on those spindles, it would say ‘made in … Continue reading

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Copying the Greats

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Rosemary’s House 2018 I gave myself a book of Irving Penn’s photographs for Christmas. As luck would have it, Mr. Penn had photographed an Amaryllis and since I still had my Amaryllis, I decided to take note. Mr. Penn, I … Continue reading

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Getting Serious

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Rosemary’s House 2017 I first heard about orchids when my high school girl friends would speak dreamily of receiving an orchid corsage from their prom date. That corsage meant that the boy had asked the girl to  “go steady”.  And back in … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Amaryllis

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At Rosemary’s house…2017 A friend gave me an Amaryllis plant for Christmas. I don’t have a green thumb so I made my husband plant the bulb. I did keep it watered, though. And it grew into this gorgeous creature. It … Continue reading

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Rainy Day in Dongchuan

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Yunnan Province, China, 2005 School children carrying umbrellas make their way to school. I used some of Topaz Labs software to color this and Nik Filters to give the squiggly look. And I used Alien Skin’s Exposure X. If I … Continue reading

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African Crowned Cranes

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San Diego, California 2017 I desaturated this photo of African Crowned Cranes because I shot it in harsh noon sun. The good thing about noon sun is it intensifies color but the contrast is so great that it negates the … Continue reading

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Street Scene in Kochi

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Kochi, Kerala, India 2009 A group of young women wearing colorful saris sauntered through a street in Kochi. I stood on a balcony above them. I felt happy that I had a bird’s-eye view of a colorful scene. But my … Continue reading

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Fiesta

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U.S.A.California 2017 We’ve planted succulents in our backyard. They grow easily and they are drought tolerant. And from a photographer’s point of view, they have interesting shapes. I’ve photographed our succulents several times but this is the first photo I’ve … Continue reading

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Yellow House with Umbrella Pines

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Rome, Italy 2015 I still love the vintage poster look. It makes me happy. I used Topaz Simplify to get this look after I had adjusted the colors and changed the gray sky to blue.  

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Rearing Horse with Rider

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Almaty, Kazakhstan 2016 This looks like fun, but is dangerous. The horse can fall over backward and crush his rider. It’s one of those things that you shouldn’t try at home. I flattened the contrast and muted the colors to … Continue reading

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