Let it Fly or Breaking Free

Not much to say. I’ve been in a big funk lately. It’s been much too hot and humid to play nature photographer. Even cutting blooms and twigs and setting up still lifes, no interest. I really think the muses, Old Eph and Muriel, have left again. Probably down under, enjoying the winter.

I celebrated another birthday this past weekend. I’m always grateful to be topside. We drove to the Shakedown, a vintage car show at the EAA air museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A lot of pretty old restored jalopies and rods to match my age group. The husband managed to recognize and name most of them. He still held fond memories of youthful escapades, and teen pranks of converting the trunk to a beer cooler.

We’d attended better car shows, so the fun actually started over at the hangers where some of the vintage airplane collection is stored. That was far more interesting. Now it was getting fun. I found a few photo ops I thought I’d play with using Photoshop plugins. I converted to black and white, retro, textures and even some grunge. I used DXO B & W for the airplane and statute, and the rest used combos from Topaz. I threw out constraints, should haves, and must dos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did playing with them.

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2 thoughts on “Let it Fly or Breaking Free

  1. Wonderful stuff mate! Love these images.

    Your ” I’m always glad to be topside” made me laugh out loud, as they say! Well said, I’m going to use that asap. Hope you are well.

    Cheers, Rob

    1. Always great to hear from you. It cheers my day! I’m happy to know the hottest weather of the year if gone. Looking forward to the autumn photography. Would love to find more ‘grunge’ ops. They’re more fun than I thought they would be. Have made a couple of horse friends in Victoria, so I’m talking on FB at least once a week. Always difficult to think of them being cold and winter when I’m sweating. 🙂

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