I have mentioned SmartPhotoEditor before but still discovering great features.  Under Borders is a Triptych feature. It will quickly divide any image into thirds.

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The software is currently $29.95 as a standalone program so you don’t even need Photoshop to use it. You can pay more to include it in your Photoshop Filters gallery.

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Water Gardens

It was  a perfect day to photograph lotus and waterlilies in the water gardens. The sky was lightly overcast and the temperature around 80 degrees.  The Capital City Camera Club had a great time followed by a wonderful lunch at the Cleveland Draft House.

A Color Solution in Winter


Here we are in the middle of winter and I miss the bright colors of the garden. There are some nice wintering flowers like the winter dwarf iris and some brave winter daffodils showing their greenery… but for real saturated color I decided to visit my local grocery.  This is ideal for macro shooters.  I used one rectangular softbox to the left.  I laid some limosine tint material (available at auto parts stores) on black foamcore and a 90mm macro lens.  These are just a couple from first shoot… really fun!  A large window could work just as well.


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