Hoy & South Walls, Orkney, UK

May 25, 2018  •  1 Comment
Hoy and South Walls (Orkney, UK) On 10 May I joined the Hoy Island tour organized by Steven Rhodes and led expertly by Jo Jones. Hoy derives from the Norwegian for high - its large rounded hills are the highest in the Orkney Islands (off the coast of northern Scotland) and are visible from many locations. The hilly area of north Hoy and west Mainl...
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A Walk in the Wind and Rain, Orkney Scotland

May 19, 2018  •  3 Comments
It was a wet and windy day when I decided to walk down to the shore from our B&B in the district of Gorseness on Orkney's Mainland. It seemed a good idea to test my rain gear, which had not yet seen use in three weeks of our visit to Scotland. A straight narrow road led down to the shore. Looking southeast, the day appeared much more inviting than...
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Interpreting with Topaz Impressions

February 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Interpreting with Topaz Impressions Examples from Simms Park, Courtenay, BC The slideshow gives a quick view of photographs before and after application of Topaz Impressions 2. Larger versions are available in this gallery: http://prsimages.zenfolio.com/p499683028 OR just click the arrow at the bottom right of the slide show screen. Many peop...
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Views of Chicago Downtown

November 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
On my most recent visit to central Chicago, 28 October 2016, I walked as usual for several hours along the streets taking photos of buildings, the river and the people. This collection is mostly about the architecture and includes several different interpretations of the same scene in a number of cases. Whenever I visit any place I always remind m...
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Topaz Glow 2 at Deep Bay, BC

August 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I am continuing my experience with Topaz filters. Here I present some results of using the recently released Glow 2 presets. Glow 2 expands the number of presets and introduces a much wider range of blend modes. In some cases I change the blend mode of the preset and make other adjustments to taste - usually reducing the strength of the filter. In...
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