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Moon over Lilacs – There’s no place like home

My Midwest art fairs stared on Mother’s day weekend with the Birmingham show last weekend and we were fortunate to have wonderful weather. With the start of the show season I have been working on images from Italy and England most of the week and have had little time to enjoy the start of Michigan’s spring. This morning I went into the kitchen to put on a pot of tea, check out the bird feeders to see who was around and saw the setting moon as the rising sun was lighting the lilac bush in the front yard. The image made me decided that I needed to pull out my camera.

Moon Over Lilacs

Moon over Lilacs – There’s no place like home

As I was taking the image, I was a foot away from the hummingbird feeders and enjoyed the buzzing of a female just inches from my left ear, so I decided to process this image using Topaz Clarity software. In the Nature Collection there is a Hummingbird Wings II preset that I used to make this image pop.

Moon Over Lilacs with a few adjustments in camera raw

Moon Over Lilacs with a few adjustments in camera raw

“For happiness, how little suffices for happiness! The least thing precisely, the gentles thing, the lightest thing, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a wink, an eye glance—little makes up the best happiness. Be still.” – Nietzsche

Topaz Clarity software the Nature Collection there is a Hummingbird Wings II preset

Topaz Clarity software the Nature Collection there is a Hummingbird Wings II preset

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