Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Eckman Lake - originals

Because Ron asked so nice ...

Here's the original image, uncropped and with no touch ups:

Here's the cropped version that I used for the Orton effect:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Orton Effect

At Eckman Lake in Waldport, OR, looking east across the creek. I applied the "Orton Effect" to the photo. The tutorial can be found here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Color Ink Sketch

Followed this Color Ink Sketch tutorial. I used lighter color instead of overlay and changed opacity to 34%.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

With a nod to The Bard

Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare – Act II, Scene 2: Adriana:
Come, I will fasten on this sleeve of thine: Thou art an elm, my husband, I a vine, Whose weakness married to thy stronger state Makes with me thy strength to communicate. If aught possess thee from me, it is dross, Usurping ivy, brier, or idle moss; Who all for want of pruning, with intrusion Infect thy sap and live on thy confusion.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Looking up

Taken on a rare sunny day here at the coast (and no that wouldn't have been yesterday). HA!

Monday, December 6, 2010


What could be more golden than bees at work making golden honey? This bee hive is located in a store in Florence, OR. Really fascinating to watch as the bees moved around and jostled each other and some flew in and out (see the sign and the tube on the left).

Obviously I'm still learning how to use my camera for indoor shots. This was made more difficult by the presence of a spotlight off to the right and shining on the bees. No bees were harmed in the taking of this photograph.