Saturday, October 31, 2009

Remember when...?

Remember when...?

Blue iris always bring back wonderful childhood memories for me.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Autumn lacecap

Autumn lacecap

Every year the white hydrangea turns this wonderful burnished raspberry color when the nights get chilly. I love the intensity.

Used my own texture "Peachy Keen"



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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spent

Spent

I leave the sunflowers after the petals fade and wilt... I think they're beautiful and the birds think they're yummy.

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Up

Up
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Golden coins of Autumn

Golden coins of Autumn
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Antique Abraham Darby



A few Abraham Darby blooms are still on the bush. I love them in autumn.

Used the Photoshop Action Vintage Effect by Omar the Radwan

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Roses and Apples

Roses and Apples

These are real roses and little artificial apples in a floral arrangement I did last week.

Used my own textures Toasted Marshmallow and Sulphur Works


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An elephant never forgets

An elephant never forgets...
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New and Old

New and old

If you look carefully, you'll see the tiny green sprout next to the fallen leaf. This always happened here in autumn when the rains come. After months of no precipitation, new life pops up amidst the fallen leaves of autumn.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Pure love

Pure love
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Let your light so shine...

Let your light so shine...
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Autumn

Autumn
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Marguerite




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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lantana



I used my own texture Grape Ice at 100% Screen with strategic erasing using Airbrush Soft Round eraser set at 15% opacity.

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Different... yet the same

Different... yet the same

Used my own texture Sulphur Works at 60% Screen with strategic erasing using a Airbrush Soft Round eraser at 15% opacity.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Red

Red

I LOVE when the liquid amber leaves turn.
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Lemon time

Lemon time

It's lemon time here in our neck of the woods. My Eureka lemon tree has some nice ones on it that are almost ready.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October Buddleia

October Buddleia

I found this bloom yesterday in the garden. It's late, but welcome.
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October Hibiscus



One hibiscus was still blooming out in the garden yesterday... even though it's October.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Honeycream and Roses

Used my own texture Honeycream with strategic erasing using a 10% opacity eraser set on Airbrush Soft Round


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Lavender Blue

Lavender Blue

Used my own texture Morning Mist at 100% Screen with strategic erasing using a 10% opacity eraser set on Airbrush Soft Round
Used my own texture Pinto Periwinkle at 55% Screen with strategic erasing using a 10% opacity eraser set on Airbrush Soft Round


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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Red Autumn Leaves and Lantern

Red Autumn Leaves and Lantern

This was taken a couple of autumns ago outside a B&B in Northern California and looked like the quintessential autumnal scene to me.
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Autumn Oak Leaves

Autumn Oak Leaves
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Japanese Maple Bokeh

Japanese Maple Bokeh

This is a SOOC (straight out of the camera) shot taken last year.
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Falling Leaves

Falling leaves

It took a bit of waiting, but I was finally able to capture the leaves as they floated down in the autumn breeze.
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Hot Dogs and Wedding Cake

Hot Dogs and Wedding Cake

The humorous juxtaposition of a wedding cake against a "hot dog stand" drink station at a country garden wedding.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Click here to download a free copy of this image to use as a desktop, wallpaper, or to print out at home.
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Californian Tuscany

Californian Tuscany
I may never live under the Tuscan sun, but I can live under the Californian sun.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Autumn rain

Autumn rain

Used my own texture "Toasted Marshmallow" at 85% Screen with strategic erasing with eraser set on 5% Soft Round.


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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rain-kissed Glads

Rain-kissed glads

My flowers got a nice "drink" from the rain as I carried them in from the car.

I used my own texture "Powder Puff" at 33% Screen with strategic erasing with eraser set at 10% on Airbrush Soft Round

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Mum Dreams

Mum Dreams

Even though mums are an autumn flower, there is something so dreamy about the white ones that make them look like a winter or early spring flower.

I used my own texture Grape Ice at 100% Screen with strategic erasing with eraser set at 10% on Airbrush Soft Round

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Nature's Fire

Nature's Fire

Used my own texture Chocolate Truffle at 100% "Soft Light"

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Nature's Gold

Nature's Gold

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Yellow Leaves

Yellow Autumn Leaves


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A Leaf

A Leaf


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pomegranates on Stone

Pomegranates on Stone
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Free Parking

Free Parking


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Autumn or Summer?

Is it Summer or Autumn?
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Autumn Leaves on the Sidewalk


The wind arranges leaves far better than I ever could.

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Vintage Sierra Motel Sign

Sierra Motel sign

Taken in Chester, Plumas County, California
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn Leaves and the River

Autumn Leaves and River
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Autumn Leaf on the Forest Floor

Autumn Leaf on Forest Floor

I stopped to take photos during a road trip up into the high country of Northern California. I looked down at the side of the road and this is the beautiful still life that nature had arranged for me.
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Autumn Ladybug

Autumn Ladybug

As I was shooting photographs in the woods off Deer Creek Highway in Plumas County (Northern California), I happened to find this little ladybug crawling along on the autumn foliage.
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Autumn "Irish Cream" Rose

Autumn "Irish Cream" Rose
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Last Grapes

Last Grapes of 2008

This shot is straight out of the camera (SOOC) without any adjustment.
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A Glance Back

A Glance Back
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"Hot Cocoa" Rose

"Hot Cocoa"
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