I decided to venture out to Stern Grove which is within walking distance of my neighborhood. It's about 10 minutes away from where I live. We used to hang out here decades ago while I was in high school. Now I go there for their Summer Concert Series and to go crazy taking photos during the week. I took dozens and dozens during this jaunt which I will have for you over the next few days. There were some that did not come out very well so I decided to take a couple of those and make some changes to them. I got the idea from Icy over at Reach Beyond Limits and decided to use the software that came with my camera called Ulead software.
The first photo is the original photo of Pine Lake in Stern Grove. It's murky, way too green and I just did not like the photo. I decided to have a little fun with it and as a result the second photo I liked much better. The third photo of the tree was spectacular in person though due to lighting and blurriness issues I hated the way it turned out. So, again I played around and as a result an oil painting swirl of the tree in the fourth photo. I changed the color, added the swirl to it and changed it to oil painting mode.
I'm really enjoying playing around with these different modes. I have Icy to thank for giving me this great idea. Tomorrow, more untouched photos of Stern Grove. Normally all I change on my photos is the focus so everything you see is the real deal. Enjoy!