Captured Moments – Lions and Tigers and Bears…

Oh my!


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)


Captured Moments – Eyes

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to
look through each other’s eyes for an instant?

Henry David Thoreau

Good morning.

A few years ago I decided to see if I could take a photo of my eye.  Weird?  Maybe a little, but fun.  I held the camera up to my face and snapped away. I discovered how reflective our eyes are, and how many wrinkles and freckles I have.  Thank goodness for cropping. 😉

This one shows the camera reflection and was one of my favorites of the set.

I decided to play around with the photo in Topaz studio using some of the pre-made adjustment sets. The first is called Bluebell Impressions

The next filter is  called Melting Colors

and the last one, my favorite, is called evening shadow.  I did not realize that the writing on the lens was visible until I noticed it after using these various filters.  

Day in the park

Good morning,

I wish I could remember where this photo was taken.  It is from the days when I was using an old 35mm Vivitar SLR camera.  I have boxes of photos and even more negatives that I need to sort into some kind of order.   I scanned this photo using an Epson  Perfection v600 scanner, then did a little clean up using Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Topaz Studio.  In the original photo, the chess pieces have seen better days.  

Original photo scanned with out edits.

Photo edited using Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Topaz Studio.

It was fun rediscovering this photo.  The day was gorgeous and the kids looked like they were having a lot of fun.  Hope you find some joy in your day.