Week 18 – Judy


Week 18

Duck at Dusk

Saw this duck land on the bank of our neighbor’s pond and took this photo from our yard. It was taken right after a thunder storm with some light just beginning to come thru the clouds.

Applied some cropping and Topaz Adjust 5’s Spicify filter. The filter added all the different colors to the reflections in the water. My settings were ISO 1600, f/11, 1/400 sec. at 277mm (70-300mm).



Week 17 – Judy


Week 16

Two Blacks in Black and White

Was trimming some palm trees and ran across these two Black Snakes all curled up into each other in the top branches. It was interesting to watch them gracefully untangle. One of the good type of snakes to have in your yard.

My settings were ISO 1000, f/6.3, 1/400 sec. at 260mm (70mm – 300mm). I converted it to B/W and applied a low strength of Topaz Adjust 5’s Photo Pop filter.



Week 16 – Judy


A Quiet Lunch

Had lunch with the NWGs this afternoon at what was once an old general store and post office built in the late 1800s. It has recently been converted into a restaurant. I took this photo thru an antique post office letter box cabinet of an elderly couple having lunch.  Love the cut out heart in the chair!

Applied some cropping and a rounded corner frame. Taken with my Olympus TG-4. Had the camera on auto mode,  but the settings were ISO 100, f/4.9, 1/100sec.


Week 15 – Judy


Drops of Sap

My friend had a large pine tree cut down in her yard.  I noticed the shiny drops of sap coming thru the tree stump and the cool tree rings. This tree had been thru lots of history. You can see a very distorted reflection of the camera and some palm tree tops in the sap.

Taken on microscope mode with my Olympus TG-4. Edited on the iPad. Used Snapseed to enhance detail, and applied the glamour glow filter. Settings were f/4.9, ISO 800, 1/160 sec at 100mm (downloaded Photoshop Fix App on my iPad…it shows settings…yeh!).


Week 13 – Judy

Week 13

Experiment Attempt

I saw what I thought would be a cool thing to try on the Photojojo website…photographing frozen flowers. Well, the flowers didn’t turn out well at all. The only part I sort of liked was the leaves to one the flowers. So, that’s what I ended up with. I do like how the ice crystals formed around the rim of the one leaf.

My settings were ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/60 sec at 135mm (15-135mm). I applied Topaz Adjust 5’s Pop Photo filter and added some tone and a vignette. Tried to make a boring photo a little more interesting. Oh well, I tried.