Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

A recent trip to Rome gave me the opportunity to visit Montecassino Abbey. That's it up on the hill. The Abbey was founded by St. Benedict and is beautiful with stunning views.  This image was taken at the nearby Polish War Cemetery. The calm, serene image that I have above makes the destruction of WWII... Continue Reading →

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

Something that I've found fascinating since I was a child is the ability of the planet to transform itself.  The idea that a volcano can change the course of human events is humbling, a reminder that we can't control everything.  That's what I was thinking when I shot the photos that would become this image:... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

Sometimes it's fun to experiment, try something new.  I gave a few tools in Photoshop a spin and here is the result: Not everything I did to get this final result was new to me, but because certain steps were, this photo took some time to produce. A typical learning curve with any thing that... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

Last week I showed you photos taken at the top of St. Peter's Basilica from the outside viewing area.  This week I'll show you a few details of the interior of the dome. These are shots I took on the walk up, just a few details from a place that is a grand and beautiful. I'm a... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Not too long ago I took part in a charity walk whose path toured the grounds of some of the colleges at Cambridge University that are normal shut to the public. There were a lot of beautiful buildings and gardens but at Corpus Christie College I was stuck by this scene of all the pedestrians... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

I'll admit I think slightly odd things at times. Like when I first saw this scene: All these beautiful planes looking out the window toward the airfield, like they would like to go out and play. So when I wanted to capture that thought, I went to the back of the hanger and shot out... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Layers is what Photoshop calls them. They are a helpful tool that I use to create my images.  I used layers in a few different ways as I was creating this image: This original looked like this: When using layers the first step I take is to duplicate the original layer.  I then begin my... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

Fitting that this pub sits on a corner: Located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, this pub is named after a local citizen who is said to be the inspiration behind Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Deacon Brodie was a cabinet maker and thief.  His day job allowed him access to homes that he would later rob.  He... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

I enjoy taking photos. I like editing and creating my own little pieces of art.  But making art is messy, in my case, it is a digital mess.  I'm a tidy person.  While I don't mind my photo files looking like someone is working, I don't want my space to be a digital disaster area.... Continue Reading →

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