This is a gallery to play in, to experiment with, and generally just explore ways of seeing. Every once in a while I have a vision of what I want to create even when what is in front of me is entirely different. The first image in the gallery is a great example of this. The two images that are merged were taken in mid-day under a bright blue sky. But my vision was a nighttime scene with glowing pink petals that had fallen from the tree. So…..one image defocused (the petals on the water) and the other image underexposed, then layered together and PRESTO…nighttime magic.

The point is that when we free ourselves completely from the literal (and worry and anxiety about results), there is room to create. Let’s do more of that!