Textures

Leaf Skeleton

Leaf Skeleton

Leaf skeleton, shot with Lumix LX7. Postpreocessed in Photoshop with Topaz Software plugins and French Kiss textures

Lily

Lily

Shot with iPhone at supermarket. Postprocessed in Photoshop with Nik Software and Topaz Software plugins and French Kiss Textures.

Beach Umbrella

Beach Umbrella

Photo taken on Jacksonville Beach, FL. Shot with Lumix LX7. Post processed and converted to a watercolor print in Photoshop with Topaz Software and textures.

Blue Catamaran – Watercolor

Blue Catamaran – Watercolor

Watercolor conversion of photo taken on Delray Beach with Ricoh GX-200 point and shoot camera. Post processed in Photoshop with Topaz plugins and textures.

Plantation Sunset

Plantation Sunset

Shot in Beaufort, SC with Lumix LX7, post processed in Photoshop with Nik Software Plugins and canvas texture from a private collection.

Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Passion flower, shot with iPhone and post processed in Photoshop using Topaz Software plugins and French Kiss Watercolor Brushes and Textures.

Spices

Spices

Spices photographed at the Delray Beach Green Market. Shot with Lumix LX7, post processed in Photoshop with Nik Software plugins and French Kiss Textures.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers display. Shot with Lumix LX5. Post processed with Photoshop, Nik Software plugins, textures from French Kiss Textures.

Breakfast Flower

Breakfast Flower

This single flower was sitting in a vase on the table at breakfast. Shot with my iPhone. Post processed in Photoshop with Nik SilverFX and textures applied. Printed in BW on fine art 100% cotton rag paper and hand colored with Pan Pastels.

Denouement(2)

Denouement(2)

Denouement(2) Still life macro of dried rose shot with Lumix LX7 in natural light, fitted with +10 and +1 macro filters. Post processed with Nik Complete Collection.

Denouement(1)

Denouement(1)

Denouement (1) Still life of my faded Valentine’s Day flowers. When I looked at them through the lens, I saw more beauty and drama in the dying roses than in the fresh ones. Shot with my Lumix LX-7, fitted with a pair of 10X + […]

Birthday Rose

Birthday Rose

One of the roses from a lovely flower arrangement I received for my birthday. Shot with Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor 50mm prime lens. Postprocessed using Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and a texture from French Kiss.

Seed Pod

Seed Pod

The other day while walking I came across this thing that looked like a big nut laying on the ground. I took it home and after a few days, the hard shell fell off and there was this beautiful seed pod! I could not believe […]

Wescott Hall at FSU, Tallahassee, FL

Wescott Hall at FSU, Tallahassee, FL

  Two different post processed versions of the same photo taken this past weekend at Wescott Hall, Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Both photos are derived from the same original photo shot with a Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 18-55 kit lens. The first one […]

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus Macro. Shot with iPhone 4s. Processed with Nik Silver EFX Pro and Viveza and French Kiss Textures.

Vintage Sunflowers

Vintage Sunflowers

Visited the Charleston Farmer’s Market in Marion Square on my last trip and came across a large flower booth. I was so happy to discover a big barrel full of sunflowers hiding on the side of the booth! Shot with Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 35-120mm […]

Doorway of Number 224, Savannah, GA

Doorway of Number 224, Savannah, GA

Came across the lovely doorway while doing a walking tour of old Savannah, GA, one of the most fascinating and photogenic cities in the South. It is a paradise of historic 18th and 19th century architecture, filled with lush squares, historic locations and ancient trees […]

Vintage Hydrangeas

Vintage Hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas! Almost as much as I love fresh irises. Shot with Lumix LX-5. Post Processed with Topaz Adjust, Nik Color EFX Pro and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Rose and Hydrangea

Rose and Hydrangea

Detail of a rose and hydrangea wedding centerpiece I shot with my iPhone at the Grand Opening of Celebrations Catering at the Boynton Beach Woman’s Club. Shot with iPhone 4s, processed with Nik plugins and French Kiss Textures by Leslie Nicole

Sunset – Key Largo, FL

Sunset – Key Largo, FL

View of the sunset on Key Largo, FL, looking west from the beach at the Marriott Resort towards Key Largo Bay. The Florida Keys are famous for their breathtaking sunsets. On any given day, the beaches are filled with people watching for the “green flash” […]

Textured Orchid

Textured Orchid

Photo of a white orchid taken at the Delray Beach Fresh Market. Shot with a Lumix LX-5 and post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza, Topaz Detail and French Kiss Textures.

Graveyard, The Circular Church, Charleston, SC

Graveyard, The Circular Church, Charleston, SC

Located on Meeting Street in Charleston, the Circular Church houses one of the oldest continuous worship communities in the South. It has a long and colorful history, having withstood fire, hurricanes and other calamities over its long history. Shot with Nikon D5100 and 28-135 Nikkor […]

Hand Colored – Cathedral Basilica, St. Augustine, FL

Hand Colored – Cathedral Basilica, St. Augustine, FL

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine was founded in September, 1565, making it the oldest parish in the US and Canada. It sits in the center of historic St. Augustine, America’s oldest city. It underwent major renovation on its 400th anniversary in 1965 but still […]

Courtyard at the High Battery, Charleston, SC

Courtyard at the High Battery, Charleston, SC

Shot on my trip last weekend to Charleston, SC at the foot of the city in the historic High Battery. I was walking along the waterfront promenade and caught a glimpse of this lovely courtyard with a real gas lantern in the archway, like those […]

On the Patio, Cherokee Cottage, Jekyll Island, GA

On the Patio, Cherokee Cottage, Jekyll Island, GA

Shot on the Patio of the Cherokee Cottage in the Historic District on Jekyll Island, GA. Many people are not aware of the beauty of Jekyll Island and the other Sea Islands of Coastal Georgia. Jekyll Island was a playground for some of the wealthiest […]

Ice Buckets, 39 Rue de Jean, Charleston, SC

Ice Buckets, 39 Rue de Jean, Charleston, SC

  Taken at one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston, SC, 39 Rue de Jean.   Shot with Lumix LX-3. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro, Topaz Adjust and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. I used one of Leslie’s new grunge frames to create the […]

Vintage Irises

Vintage Irises

Photo of one of my favorite flowers, irises. Shot with Lumix LX-5. Processed with Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza, Topaz Denoise and Detail and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. I used one of Leslie’s new grunge frames to create the look of a vintage […]

Slave Cottage, Gasgoigne Park, St Simons Island, GA

Slave Cottage, Gasgoigne Park, St Simons Island, GA

Photo of a slave cottage on the grounds of Gasgoigne Park, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. There is a particular feeling that I experienced when […]

The Cemetery at Christ Church, St. Simons Island, GA

The Cemetery at Christ Church, St. Simons Island, GA

Photo of the Civil War Era cemetery at the historic Christ Church, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with Topaz Bundle, Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Cottage at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

Cottage at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

Photo of a small Cottage at Epworth-by-the-Sea Methodist Center, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with Topaz Bundle, Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

The Gascoigne Pier – St. Simons Island, GA

The Gascoigne Pier – St. Simons Island, GA

  The Pier at Gascoigne Park in St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Panasonic Lumix LX5. Processed with French Kiss Textures, Nik Color EFX Pro and Topaz Adjust 5  

Ocean Drive – The Breakwater

Ocean Drive – The Breakwater

Vintage treatment of a recent photo of the Breakwater Hotel on Ocean Drive in South Beach using Kim Klassen’s Simplicity Texture in three different blending modes. Was supposed to be for Texture Tuesday, but better late than never!

A Romantic Bouquet – creating a vintage look

A Romantic Bouquet – creating a vintage look

A photo of a flower arrangement made up of two of my favorite flowers, irises and lavender roses and I could not resist giving it a vintage treatment. I painted it with several layered textures using blending modes and layer masks and…voila’! I am really […]

Two Irises

Two Irises

Two Irises Created with permission of the original photographer using textures and customs brushes.  

Textured Botanicals

Textured Botanicals

I just purchased some new textures from French Kiss Textures and my web buddy Leslie Nicole. This is the first image I am doing with her new textures and borders and I really like the results. She has a beautiful, soft quality to her textures […]

Still Life – Tea Stained Rose

Still Life – Tea Stained Rose

A change of style for me…I call this Still Life – Tea Stained Rose. Done with new Nik Software Bundle and Topaz Bundle along with textures, overlays, layer masks, clipping masks and other cool techniques I just learned for Photoshop. Thanks to Leslie Nicole for […]

A different way to restore an old photo

A friend sent me an old photo and asked me if I could restore it. I decided to go one step further and used Topaz plugins, some textures and overlays to create an art piece vs a simple restoration. Here are the before and after: