This started as a photograph (my own, of course) of a Christmas tree at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and I made every effort to create an image that was not in focus. Inspired by the impressionist painters, I made the image even more blurred during processing and added some pointillist effects using my own customized settings in Alien Skin Snap Art. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/4.5, 1/25 sec, ISO 400, indoor lighting, handheld)
Dedicated to all my wonderfully artistic RB friends who provide so much encouragement and inspiration!
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (November 2013)
Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Christmas/Holiday Creation" challenge in Tuesday Afternoon group (December 2014)