Last Week Memories

I think Tulips are a reflection on life.

Life as in the fact that we have to live in the moment. Not duel on the past or worry too much about the future.

Shine bright like a Diamond, quoting Rhianna…

Last week memories

These flowers have an extremely short lifespan and yet their beauty shines but for a brief moment…

What are we doing with our lives? Why waste time in futile things?

Nature’s beauty is all around us.

I Guess Huckleberry Can't Paint the Fence

My wife wants to get rid of them…

I think they have a certain appeal. Keeps reminding me of Romulo Gallegos book: “La Trepadora” (The Creeper). Read it a long, long time ago…

It is a little alien looking… An Alien climbing over the fence, there is your political statement!!

I was commenting on my Instagram Account where I posted a similar photo, that nature always finds a way, always. No mater how big, tall, strong or hardened, living things don’t give a fuck and they will grow around them.

I took this one with the iPhone. It has been raining here like a mother and is cold and damp. I was outside looking at my yard when this caught the corner of my eye.

I edited the photo in Lightroom using Ted Forbes’ Presets. I think he is still running a sale if you are interested in them.

As always with my photos, click on them so see them bigger.

Hope you like it! See you in the funny pages…

A creeper on my fence…

Luminar 3.1 Update

A couple of days ago, Skylum announce the update to his application Luminar 3 with Libraries, version 3.1.

The new version includes some performance improvements, some library updates and the addition on the Accent AI version 2.0.

Accent AI is a filter that uses artificial intelligence to modify photos and functions kind of like the Auto function on other applications like Lightroom, but with a little bit more control.

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I am of the opinion that Luminar should not be compared to Photoshop or for that matter Lightroom. Photoshop and LR are photo editors. Luminar allows us to flex our creative muscles with their battery of filter, effects and looks.

Sure, Luminar can do some basic editing with the Crop, Erase, Clone/Stamp and free transform tools, but the beauty of the application is in the What-If!

What if I apply a Soft Focus filter? How about Orton Effect? The possibilities are endless.

This 55 filters and the ability to add layers make Luminar a wonderful development tray.

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I had a small hiccup upgrading the application but was able to get past it (by creating a new catalog and losing all y edits) but those kind of things are to be expected, especially when you know that Skylum has an aggressive timetable to try and gain a bigger marketshare in the photo editor genre.

Overal, I am quite please with the application and can’t wait to see what’s in store for future releases.

You can get a copy of the new version by going to the Skylum website or if you already own the application, the update is free for you.

What do you think about Luminar 3.1?

EASTER SUNDAY

Happy Belated Easter… Can you do that? or does it only work for Birthdays and Anniversaries?

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Good food, Good Friends, Good Day…

I probably drank way too much. My brother-in-law and I mostly polished a bottle of Tito’s Vodka with Cranberry Juice (Cape Cod Coddlers, as they are know) almost all by our themselves.

I got home took a bath and fell a sleep due to my drunken stupor.

Food was some of the best dammed food I have ever had in a long time, courtesy of my sister-in-law, her father and my brother-in-law.

We had Red Beans Moro, Smoked Ham, Pernil, Potato Casserole, Salad and some mixed green beans and carrots with pearl onions.

For desert we had cheese cake, Flan and Key Lime Pie!!