I decided to do a little touch-up with Adobe Photoshop to some of the pictures. Much to my surprise, I learned that this software has some filters that make the photos look as if they are painted. So I started having a blast making changes to my original photos. Some of my photography is just straight from the camera but a good majority now have been changed to have my own artistic touch on them.
I now have over 7,000 photos that I have taken over the past 5 years. This hobby has opened my eyes to the incredible “architectural” design of nature. It is with the purpose of showing people this vast array of design that I take pictures now. Nature mirrors to us the creativity that resides within us. I want people to be awed by possibility, if only one takes the time to ”see”.
Speaking of “seeing”, here’s an example of a flower whose inside reminds me of a symphony hall. I called this one “At The Opera”. I found this night blooming desert cactus flower in someone’s front yard at Alpine’s Sage and Song Festival:
(Family Cactaceae , order Caryophyllales , native to the Americas . Many cactus species are night blooming , as they are pollinated by nocturnal insects or small animals , principally moths and bats.)
Here is another flower with incredible design. It is called a Passion Flower.
There is quite a story behind the passion flower. Here are couple of links to learn about the Story of the Passion Flower:
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