A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
Our 96 year old neighbor told me Saturday I needed to get over to the flower beds at the St. George LDS temple since the poppie and pansy flower beds were in their prime. So we went over yesterday afternoon and I took 175 photos. The sun was a bit too bright for getting the best photos, but you can see sunlight dancing through the poppie petals.
Original photo. This series of photos was taken from the rim on the bluff just north of St. George on the overlook on the Red Hills Parkway. The white building in the center is the St. George LDS Temple, which is the dominant landmark in St. George. Double click all images to get the best view.
Using a Topaz filter named milk memories
A charcoal black and white Topaz filter
A Topaz filter for sundown
A Topaz water color filter
I love the different effects I can get from one photo with the hundreds of filtering opportunities from Topaz and other filters used in Photoshop CC. The only problem is the time it takes to play around with them and to try and get the desired effects. Comments are welcome, please!
The St. George UT LDS Temple is easily the most photogenic and prominent landmark in St. George. The temple appears from afar to be higher than its surrounding area, and many people are surprised when they come to the site to find that the temple grounds are no higher than the rest of the area. Double click to see the intricate details.