Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.4 Painted Turtle

Here are a couple of fun facts about Painted Turtles: When these turtle shed their shell as they grow, their skin resembles a burnt leaf A group of turtles is called a bale. Painted turtles bask in groups on logs, fallen trees, and objects that are found near the water. The exposure to the sunContinue reading “Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.4 Painted Turtle”

Monochrome Monday: Afternoon Nap

My mother used to say that if she could come back as anything it would be as one of our dogs because evidently they have it made; nap all day long, walks twice a day and plenty of doggie cookies you could eat, not to mention the occasional people food handouts that she and myContinue reading “Monochrome Monday: Afternoon Nap”

Monochrome Monday: A Dog and His Ball

Such is the life of a model; all that he wants is chase after his ball but work must come first, so make sure you strike your best pose as you look at the camera! Hope you are having a good Monday! Please be sure to like this post or leave a comment and tellContinue reading “Monochrome Monday: A Dog and His Ball”

Wandering Wednesday: Bald Mountain Recreation Area

Today’s destination for wandering is the Bald Mountain Recreation Area. It’s not a mountain nor is it bald but hey, if it were up to me to come up with the name for this place it would probably be something ridiculous as pretty wooded area number 53 or something else as asinine. Almost as ridiculousContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Bald Mountain Recreation Area”

Monochrome Monday: The Dress

Some friends of mine convinced me to attend the Michigan Renaissance Festival or Ren Fest as it’s called by the locals a couple of weeks ago. This was the first mass gathering I’ve attended since the pandemic began. While I am vaccinated and the festival itself is largely outdoors it was strange being in aContinue reading “Monochrome Monday: The Dress”

Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.2 Butterfly Medallion

I seem to be on a bit of an Orton effect kick as of late. Originally the Orton Effect was achieved by sandwiching two pieces of film together. Since we live in the digital age it’s much easier to apply the effect to a photo. It’s a relatively easy technique to use but the mainContinue reading “Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.2 Butterfly Medallion”

Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.1 Early Morning Commute

This photo was made by using the Orton Effect. The Orton Effect is more often used more with nature landscape photos to give them a dream like quality but I went ahead and did an experiment with this seen from my commute in the morning.