Thursday, December 20, 2012

Beauty is Everywhere...........

I have posted many photos that I took while looking up. A couple of my favorite subjects are trees and clouds, and more than once people have mentioned they saw me walking down the street with my phone/camera pointing up to the sky.

A couple of weeks ago I was walking to get a cup of coffee, still needing my "pic of the day", when I happened to look down and see this:


iPhone image, no adjustments

Pretty soon I was noticing all the wonderful patterns that wet leaves make on the sidewalk. The leaves are gone, but their imprint remains, at least for a little while.  It didn't take long for me to gather up quite a few "sidewalk" images.

What follows were all made with the iPhone, but processed in Photoshop. Actually, they needed very little processing. I used the Nik Color Efex "Glamour Glow" filter on all of the them and adjusted the contrast. Text was added to the last one in Photoshop.

I will probably be using these as backgrounds in other images, but for now, I love how they look on their own.


©2012 Dianne Poinski



©2012 Dianne Poinski



©2012 Dianne Poinski


I know this is a seasonal occurrence and a temporary one, which is why I am so grateful I took the time to look down that day, instead of up.

If anyone saw me photographing the sidewalk, they have not mentioned it yet................

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