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“I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes in deed sometimes
fail, but not oftener that the forebodings of the gloomy.”
Thomas Jefferson
my thanks to my dear friend Bill Fox the quote!!

I’d like to thank everyone for their patience with me … the original image of Thomas Jefferson which I recently posted just wasn’t cutting it for me. I probably have a dozen (at least) different workings in the computer of that one … not counting the versions I’ve deleted … but I just wasn’t happy with it. Even after I posted, I changed it on here about 5 times. Oh heavens … I really MUST get a life!!! Anyhow, still not being happy with it, I took some lovely textures and other PS tinkerings to it .. and think it finally conveys the mood I was looking for. If by posting a similar image and adding it to some groups is against the rules, please don’t give a second thought to booting it out … seriously, no problem!!!! Again, my apologies for boring everyone with this image once again, but I did want to get it up into my BubbleSite. No need to re-comment … and thank you in advance for your kindness.

This image is also available at Lois Bryan at fine art america in an exciting variety of framing and matting options.

The Jefferson Memorial is managed by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks division.

Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens, cp filter used. Shutter speed 1/250, aperture f/8.0, exp. +0.33, iso 200. Post work included hdr in Photomatix Pro from a single image duplicated at +/- 2 in Photoshop CS4. Several textures at various blend modes and a few gradient layers added for good measure.

my sincere thanks and appreciation to ghostbones on flickr for the textures used.

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Comments

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Hey Vonne sweetie!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!! Amazing what the right ps trick can do for an image!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    oh wow lois what a classic you’ve made!! absolutely superb!!!

  • Maggie, you darling!!!! Thank you!!!!! I think it finally does what I wanted it to do!!!!! So glad you enjoyed it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisover 4 years ago

    A great piece of art, lovely work Lois.

  • Hey Geoff!!!!! Thank you!!!!! It does look a bit more artsy now, doesn’t it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

    Well, its new to me!! Lovely work!! picturesque and old feel mood!! Great work! your perseverance paid off!:)

  • Hey Leslie, thank you!!!!! I had it up as a straight photographic image but it came out a bit flat. So glad you enjoyed this version!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Lois – wow.

  • Hey Colleen!!!!! One of the reigning queens of photo-art on RB … if you like it, I’m happy!!!!! Thank you, hon!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 4 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Hey Shelly … thank you so much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    This one is absolutely beautiful Lois! I love the treatment! XXSUEXX

  • Hiiiiii Sue!!!!! Thank you .. yes, I think I can finally give this one a rest, lol!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • awefaul
    awefaulover 4 years ago

    No comment

  • you goof .. you’ve got me laughing … thank you for your “no comment” comment!!!!!!!! At first I thought .. “uhoh!!!” still laughing at you

    – Lois Bryan

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 4 years ago

    “I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes in deed sometimes
    fail, but not oftener that the forebodings of the gloomy.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    Terrific work Lois. Bill

  • Bill .. you are a GENIUS!!!!! Where do you find these things???? I bet you’ve memorized them all … genius you!!!!! You do know I’d love to use this one too, with your permission!!!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Maxal
    Maxalover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot… great use of texture Lois.

  • Thank you so much, Irene … I find myself working hard for straight photographic images more often lately … but sometimes it just … doesn’t … work!! I’m realizing more and more that each image is an individual and has its own wants and needs.

    – Lois Bryan

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