Watercolor Rabbit

My second experiment with watercolor in Photoshop. After and before:

Iris Watercolor

I experimented with a watercolor effect created using some actions and brushes. If you are interested in trying it out or to see how it is done go to Transform Photos into Watercolors with a Free Photoshop Action.


I edited this image while Photoshop continues to freeze. I changed the video card driver again as per Adobe’s instructions. Their latest “fix” didn’t work. I continue to test it… This has been going on since January.

Central Park Flowers

More for SPNYC photo shoot in the park. I love how the violets are blooming in strings in the rock fissures. As you may notice, six of these were created in Photoshop.

Central Park Exposed

Charles showed me how to do in camera multiple exposures during a Sierra Photo NYC photo shoot in Central Park, NYC. The last three are simple photographs. I colorized the last one a bit.

Cherries at NYBG

Spring is early. The magnolias are finished but the cherries were not. Sunday at the New York Botanical Garden in, Bronx, New York, April 10, 2022.

After visiting the garden we ate Italian food at a restaurant on Arthur Avenue. I enjoy doing that after spending time outdoors and working up an appetite.

Strange NYBG

Now that it is Spring we will be going outdoors more. Here are a few edited photographs from our trip to the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx on Members Day Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Nature as Sanctuary

SierraPhoto NYC Exhibit: Nature as Sanctuary

“We are thrilled about our exhibit in the Gallery Undercroft at Church of the Heavenly Rest, 5th Avenue at 90th St. in Manhattan. Our theme is Nature as Sanctuary; photographers show images of special places they have chosen as sanctuaries, places of refuge and peace found in natural environments that inspire a renewal of spirit.

The exhibit runs from Saturday, March 26 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm to Sunday, May 8. Please join us and invite your friends and family to appreciate the amazing talents of our members. For further information: sierraphoto2020exhibit@gmail.com.”

I am in this show after a long two years wait due to Covid. These are the two I am showing:

Poppy (Papavaracea), Wave Hill, NY 6/15/2016 Bronx, New York City. 20″ x 20″

Poppies, like us, are immigrants. This poppy found a protective home. Nature fights to exist here. Making the green grayer adds an industrial look. The sculptural form of the seed pod mimics modern design.

Plant, Central Park, New York City 8/11/2017. 20″ x 20″

Hiding in a corner of the park I found this tiny plant. Using color selectively makes the center the focus of this plant. An urban plant in tones of gray. I knew how I would process this image to create a mood of isolation as I photographed it.

They are for sale for $400 each. A percentage of the proceeds go to the church and to SPNYC. If you live near NYC, I hope you check it out.