I don't know about you, but I've needed a break from all the bad news that's been in the media here lately. The News Stations, people's blogs, and social media is just filled with hate, and evil right now. I wanted to write something different and something positive, and maybe just perk some folks up for a change. Maybe motivate some of you to get away from the television, or off the video games for a while and go outside and turn a log over to see what's underneath it, see what's out in the garden, or just enjoy the birds at the feeder.
So, the other day I blew the dust off my camera, sprayed myself down with bug repellent, grabbed my cell phone (for the camera), and headed down to the swamp behind the house. It was very hot, so I didn't stay long. I was however able to get a few nice shots, and got a picture of a hummingbird at the feeder behind the kitchen window later that day. When I returned to the house I started editing some of them, and had a lot of fun trying different effects while turning them into art.
This first picture is a Golden Winged Skimmer (Dragonfly). I used a function in my editing program called "Plastic Wrap". Some of you are familiar with this I'm sure. I've tried this function before on a few of my pictures, but never really liked it much. But I think it looked really neat blended in with this photo. I was quite happy with it!
O my soul, you have said to the Lord,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
Don't forget to make time to get outdoors and enjoy all that our Lord has made. Even if it's just in your own back yard! Thank you for stopping by and staying a while!