Captured Moments – Lions and Tigers and Bears…

Oh my!

Sorry.

I couldn’t resist.

More from the Denver Zoo

Photos edited using Topaz Studio

We arrived at the lion area as they were setting out their..dinner.

I liked the black and white effect. 

 

This effect is called Faded Glory (below)

There were two bears and both were sound asleep.  The rock pillow doesn’t look very comfortable.

Expressionism effect (below)

 

Hardy pink waterlily.

Good morning,

Photo of a waterlily in a small pond in my yard.  No editing. I have had this waterlily for about four years.  It is in a six foot long oval stock tank that is two feet deep.  It is very hardy.  I set the pot on the bottom of the tank to keep it over winter.

 

The photo below has been edited with Topaz Studio and Topaz Labs plug in, Simplify, using the finger painting effect.

Saying goodbye to summer.

Although many students in band and sports have already returned to school for daily practice, school officially starts on Monday August 21 for us.  Summer seems to have slipped past us without much fanfare and no vacations, but some years are like that.  

I am still having fun exploring the new photo editing software Topaz and took one of my photos of a wind surfer in Rockport, Texas from a vacation in 2014.  The photo was kind of dull.  It was a gray windy day.  This effect, titled Bluebell Impression, gave this photo new life.  I love the colors and feeling of movement, the wind in the trees, the waves and the taut sail in the sky.

Who knows, maybe we will take a quick trip to the beach on a weekend.   🙂