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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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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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Koi

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U.S.A  San Diego, CA 2017 I spent nearly a half hour shooting the koi as they swam about their pool at the Japanese Garden in Balboa Park. Their colors and the way their shimmering bodies formed different designs made it … Continue reading

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The Ribbon Dancer

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Beijing 2005 She stood near the entrance of the Temple of Heaven and practiced her art. She “flew” long colored cloths through the air, making designs and weaving her body in and out of the flowing silks. I shot this … Continue reading

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Boats in Bombay Harbor

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Bombay, India 2009 I used almost every one of my plug-ins to get this look. The boats had white interiors and hulls of plain blue or red. By adding colored filters, my own or Topaz Textures and Topaz Glow, brush … Continue reading

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Emulating Bobbie Goodrich

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Gujarat, India 2009 I watched a Topaz Labs tutorial by Bobbie Goodrich in 2011.  I was so impressed that I looked for a photo to practice on and this was it. You can still find that Topaz Tutorial on YouTube if … Continue reading

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Kaindy Lake Three Versions

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Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan 2016 The white trunks of dead birch trees dot the emerald water of Kaindy Lake like so many candles on a birthday cake. I got a couple of ‘straight shots’ and then spent the rest of my … Continue reading

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Fairytale Flamingo

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U.S.A. 2017 I love the woodcut look or cutout as it is called in Photoshop. I aimed for an Arthur Rackham look. I remember his beautiful and haunting images from the fairytale books I read as a child. These don’t … Continue reading

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Kasbah in the Desert

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Merzouga Morocco 2009 Another photograph that fell victim to my plug-in software. I used Topaz Simplify to soften the outline of the kasbah plus a gradient in Photoshop for the sky.  

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a’la Matisse

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Rosemary’s Souvenirs This is a “mash-up” of a pewter teapot that I bought in Morocco, plus the wallpaper in my family room. It took a lot of Photoshop to get it to look like this. I used Topaz and Alien … Continue reading

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