Blending Trick

I’ve been watching some tutorial videos on the excellent Affinity Apps the past couple of weeks, and discovered a trick in Affinity Photo I’d never before seen – Blend Ranges. After seeing this tool in action in several tutorial videos I couldn’t believe I’d never heard of it before. It’s makes compositing a ton of…


I’ve had several personal encounters with “Trump Conservatives” in the past several weeks which have left me disturbed.

The Fool

I was searching through some old Flickr Photos this evening and came across some paintings from a retreat I ran over a decade ago. The image below is part of a sequence, but this is the frame that speaks to me that most. In our world folks like to present themselves as “all together,” whatever…

On The Vine

I captured this photo at a friend’s parent’s home last week. The sunlight was harsh while we were there, which made capturing the angles I wanted difficult. Colors tended to become blown out, taking away from detail. I managed to recover much of the data and develop a decent image, but there was something about…

Seeking Shade

A hazy day in the Delaware Valley afforded me an opportunity to play with On1 Photo Raw’s excellent masking features.

Garden Gate

I’ve not spent a lot of time in the gardens at Williamsburg, and for the life of me I don’t know why. But the gates have always captured my attention.