Inspired by textures of rock and water, I studied beach texture at a popular creek flowing into a Great Lake.

I mostly came early in the morning, not to inconvenience little people playing at the creek. But one morning, there was a retired person from Arizona reminiscing about his favorite childhood haunt.


Another morning, I took care not to disturb a seagull.


Occasionally, there were clouds promising relief from glaring sunshine.

Yesterday’s post inspired me to try ‘artistic filtering’ in Adobe photoshop on the uncropped first photo. The filter called ‘palette knife’ yielded this transformation.


Which version of this image appeals more to you, the initial crisp or the palette-knife filtered one?

What do you think of the perspective of the palette-knifed version?