Beautiful Pennsylvania…Franklin Township……As I stroll thru my yard, I am constantly aware of how beautiful it is where I live. It’s a quiet street. The neighbors are friendly but seldom seen. There is no noise from traffic, and the sounds of birds and the rustling of the leaves is sometimes the only thing you hear. If I stroll out back, the vista that opens in front of me is just fantastic. the Blue Ridge mountains can be seen to the south and at various times of the year present with all the wonderful colors of fall or snow covered Rocky peaks. My favorite thing is to sit under our weeping crabapple tree with a cold beer and just relax and take in this wonderful scenery.

This shot was taken at the end of my driveway facing east, 7:30 AM in October. the Burning Bush and corn background caught my eye. I wanted to soften the image but the Gausean Blur tended to soften everything too uniformally. So I used ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) and decreased the Clarity to the point I found just soft enough. I like this effedt because there is still some nice definition and clean lines preserved

Mornings & Evenings — Sunbeams & Storms +Rainbows


blur, colors, experiment, fall, soft, autumn, harvest, burning bush, red


  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 5 years ago

    idyllic, beautiful colours man!

  • Julie Thomas
    Julie Thomasover 5 years ago

    great shot, the colours are so vibrant!

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 5 years ago

    Thanks John.

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 5 years ago

    Thank you Julie. I appreciate you taking the time to comment

  • Tom Vaughan
    Tom Vaughanover 5 years ago

    I really like your choice of treatment here.. gives it a wonderful painterly feel.

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 5 years ago

    Thanks, I thought the original was too harsh. I just wanted to soften the picture up because it was such a wonderful morning

  • emolena
    emolenaover 5 years ago


  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 5 years ago

    thank you again emolena.

  • deannedaffy
    deannedaffyover 5 years ago

    Just beautful

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 5 years ago

    Thanks a lot dean

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