On A Wing and a Prayer

I haven’t posted anything for a while.  Life’s been busy and there just never seemed to be enough time to sit down and work on a photo.  So the other night I stayed up after the dishes were done, homework finished, and the kids in bed, and took some time.  It was really nice to just sit down with no other distractions and play with this image I caught at a local air show recently.  Nothing fancy, just a few clicks in Digital Photo Professional, a couple in Photoshop, and here it is.  But it sure was nice taking the time to do it.

Incidentally, the lady standing on the wing is the ex-wife of the guy flying the plane.  Now that’s trust…and self-control.

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Fireworks in the Window

I was wandering around the main street of a small rural town last week and found this scene. I thought the streamers in the window suggested fireworks, so it seemed appropriate for today. Happy 4th of July!



Old Stone House

This former tavern served as a field hospital during both battles of Manassas in the American Civil War. Today, it has been restored and furnished to represent its wartime appearance.
Here I have tried to reproduce a Matthew Brady sort of look by toning and aging the photo and simulating a period mounting.