Monthly Archives: December 2015


IMG_2399 Tree and Crows

Composite: Three images


Otherworldly 3

IMG_2461 Crows

The sky is a texture shot from the Nature Center taken on the same day as the crows in downtown Jamestown. I used Nik to colorize the texture-ice sky.

Otherworldly 2

This one is a composite of 5 images – most taken on the same day in downtown Jamestown… plus a texture taken in Bemus Point.

IMG_6093 Otherworldly


A friend of mine had a photo with a sky that was blown out. I showed her how to layer a darker sky with the photo and play with the blending methods.

So I decided to do the same with some of my old photos. This image is made from two photos taken last winter at Bentley Sanctuary in Jamestown, NY.

IMG_2420 Other Worldly

I also used the Color Efex application in the Nik Collection.

Driveway Art

One of my chores at the Nature Center is the mail.  Sometimes, I take the outgoing mail on my way out and drop it in a post office box.  Sometimes, I walk it out to the roadside mailbox and put up the red flag.

On may way out to that this week, my eye was drawn by reflections in the puddles on the surface of the blacktop, and the way the yellow arrow seemed to float on top of it all.

DSC00425 This Way Color

When I turned it to black and white, I loved the way the reflections of the branches showed up in the arrow.

DSC00425 This Way BW

Later in the afternoon, after I was sure the mail carrier had been by to pick up the outgoing mail and leave the new stuff, a vehicle passed me as I walked out. I noticed the vehicle was dripping fluids onto the wet driveway. The colors were extreme, and the patterns were interesting.

I converted each to black and white to emphasize the patterns.

DSC00428 Driveway Art Color

DSC00428 Driveway Art BW

DSC00433 Driveway Art Color

DSC00433 Driveway Art BW

This is my favorite:
DSC00430 Driveway Sunburst-Color

DSC00430 Driveway Sunburst BW

By the time I walked to the mailbox and started back, the fluids had evaporated destroying the colors and patterns.  Right place, right time.