Flight at Dawn

Jim Hardiman Creative, Florida, Photography 4 Comments

That brings me to the final product.  I decided to apply a texture to the image that would capitalize on the low lying fog and the warm morning light to tone the image in such a way as to remove most of the realism from the photo.  This texture was applied to the image using the Soft Light blend mode …

Painterly Effects

Judy Hardiman Creative, Florida, Painting, Photography 2 Comments

During a recent trip to Merritt Island in Florida, I came across a beautiful open area that caught my eye.  The water was a beautiful gold and the sky was cloudy with bits of blue poking through.  This little bit of blue was also reflected in the water.  The colours complimented each other beautifully.  It was the colours that first …

Early Morning Glow

Judy Hardiman Creative, Florida, Photography, Travel Leave a Comment

Jim and I were invited to join a couple of friends, Ron Caimano and Wayne Bennett from the Orlando Camera Club, to go out and take some shots of tree canopies.  Ron and Wayne have been to this same location several times before and thought that we might enjoy the trip.  They were not wrong. The tree canopies were live …

Camellia Found at Bok Tower

Jim Hardiman Florida, Photography, Travel

On a recent trip to Florida, Judy and I had the opportunity to visit Bok Tower.  Often referred to as the Taj Mahal of the US, this beautiful site has a wonderful botanical garden.  I was fortunate to find this excellent specimen of a Camellia flower.  The flower which originally came from Eastern and Southern Asia is absolutely beautiful.  If …

Bok Tower Brass Door

Judy Hardiman Florida, Photography, Travel 4 Comments

During one of our many outings in Florida, we visited a wonderful location for photographers and painters called Bok Tower Gardens.  It is situated in Lake Wales, Florida.  We have driven by this area several times in the last couple of years and talked about visiting the Gardens one day.  This year it was on our list of places to …