“Cezanne’s Dogwood Abstract” Yakima Area Arboretum, Washington
Sometimes it feels good to just step back and play a little. Looking at the image from my previous post, I thought that it would make an interesting painting. With a few minutes of play with Topaz’s Impression, I was able to create this Cezanne-style image.
Our two groves of white birches are brilliant against the winter snow. Every time I go out to photograph, I seem to gravitate to these beautiful trees. They attract my eye through every season, through the day as it passes from dawn to dusk, and through various types of weather from mist to bright sunlight. Maybe, I should create a focused photo project just on these trees.
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It is a time to peacefully reflect on our individual faiths and what is important to us. It is a time to settle back and contemplate on our lives and what is right about this world. It is a time to share our love with our families and loved ones. It is a time to look back and recall the wonderful memories of those who are no longer with us. It is a time to be generous for those in need. It is a time to sit by the fire and Christmas Tree peacefully enjoying the spirit of the season. For me, it is a time to give thanks for and celebrate the birth our Lord Jesus Christ.