I have enjoying manipulating some of my photographs into paintings. It's fun and they exhibit an interesting look. Let's start with a succulent plant.
Then the Live Oak trees in Louisiana made a perfect subject for this treatment.
A big ball of red blooms provided the inspiration for this one.
This colorful leaf worked nicely.
I like this painting of an old house in the woods.
These berries actually look like they were painted.
Look at all the detail in the white bloom.
This rabbit is a perfect subject for a painting. The littloe guy was not afraid to be painted.
It really brought these flowers to life.
Notice how well it works on water. What a relaxing, peaceful scene - I'd like to go back.
These Clematis bloom at my house.
Kathy and I took off for Port Huron and the St. Clair river on Saturday. We live near one of the most used and very intriguing Great Lakes transportation links and seldom see it or even think about it.
A visit to the Maritime Center at Vantage Point in Port Huron was an interesting and enjoyable way to learn a bit more about the freighters that routinely transport products between the Great Lakes and surrounding communities.
The Maritime Center in Port Huron provides a place to view freighters, offers snacks, excellent ice cream and information. Workers announce the freighters and provide information about the ship, it's cargo and it's destination. Computerized data about freighters, approximate time they will pass the viewing platform, and other interesting information is sent to a large LCD screen for viewing by visitors. There are benches and tables so you can view the freighters in comfort. Restrooms are available in the building.
Not far away from the Maritime Center, the oldest lighthouse in Michigan proudly stands along the St. Clair river. The Fort Gratiot lighthouse is in Port Huron and has been carefully maintained. The day we were there a wedding was taking place.
If you visit Port Huron, you will find other attractions as well. A trolley tour of the city is inexpensive and great fun. There are many interesting old homes to see and several old buildings still are in use today. And it is a great place to start a visit to our neighbor, Canada.
Experienced photographer who has used Canon equipment for several years. I use Photo Shop Elements to finalize my images.
Enjoying the Cliffs of Moher - Ireland
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