Potter County 3: The First Pond-Again by Ted Byrne
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See if you write, say poetry, you keep your audience attentive with every paragraph, sentence, and word. And you string them together with no hiccups, burps, or stammers. Reality simply isn’t allowed to muddy access, distract, or leap out to screech “BOO!”

That’s what digital artists do now. Like I did here. Right?
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PreProcessing: Here’s that pond I posted yesterday captured by my Canon 40D’s EFS 17-85mm (f4-5.6) at the hunting lodge in Clara. PostProcessing: Okay, I had to move the furniture around a tad on this piece of the pond to enhance the dazzle of this misty place through a gentle sunrise shower. I did the reconstruction in PS4 and exploded the feelings with AlienSkin’s Bokeh and SnapArt’s oils. Sweet.
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Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • Adrian Donoghue
    Adrian Donoghueabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful colour, tones, and mood here Ted.

  • There was a gentle rain falling last Saturday morning (I wrapped my 40D in plastic wrap) as I circled this pond. My host explained that the tree dipped into the water some years ago and since the guys rarely quarreled with the way nature arranged their land… the left it. I’m glad they have.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaabout 5 years ago

    love your processing

  • Whoa, from a master of processing, I am PSYCHED! Thanks Alf.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 5 years ago

    A beautiful feeling! Great processing!

  • Once again Barbara, I don’t often get out of cities these days (well I do live in Lancaster County but that is overwhelmingly Amish farm land) so its nice of YOU to find that these Potter County images resonate. Thanks.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Caroline  Lloyd
    Caroline Lloydabout 5 years ago

    Reminiscent of Monet! Lovely

  • MONET!!!??? WHEEEEE! Thank you Caroline – now if I can only develop a tiny part of his market why… it would mean monet in my wallet, right? :-)

    – Ted Byrne

  • southernvice
    southernviceabout 5 years ago

    I look through the shadows of the water, in the shady area, then im off to see what can be seen through the misty fog, then i follow the branches of the trees so beautifully green and back to the beginning again…i could sit here and look at this all day! :)

  • Wonderful reactions Nancy. Through both the mists and the gentle August daybreak shower this place, at this moment, felt exactly like the meditative moment you describe. Thanks.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyabout 5 years ago

    Right, your image screams magical, serene, beautiful place……but it didn’t need me to write it, it speaks for itself :)

  • No… it didn’t NEED you to write it, but it is sooooooo… nice to read that word “serene”…. And that made it very very very good that, even though you didn’t NEED to write it…. that you have. Thanks Tracey.

    – Ted Byrne

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 5 years ago

    the feeling of this is like visiting childhood again ~ with all the wonder and excitement of exploring is experienced deeply ~ everything is new~ all impressions come in and imprint deeply ~ xxx

  • Hmmmm…. yeah. There is inside of us an innocent place that we discover… sometimes unexpectedly… no matter how jaded and cynical things make us. Wonderful of you to discover that for me through this image Linda. Thanks.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 5 years ago

    Wow that mist, and yes the feeling of being young….out exploring the ponds, lakes and rivers. Such fun. Wonderful work as always!!

  • Makes you wanna skip stones, huh Elizabeth? Or just sit and let the tension hiss away. Thanks…

    – Ted Byrne

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely inspired work!

  • Thanks Carolyn – sometimes a moment tickles ancient memories, huh?

    – Ted Byrne

  • Marilyn Baldey
    Marilyn Baldeyabout 5 years ago

    Beautifully created.

  • You’re wonderfully supportive Marilyn. Nature gets the credit for the creation here, I’m just a facilitator.

    – Ted Byrne

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