Bitter Grounds - espresso fueled ramblings

Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring is finally here.  I was out yesterday and noticed the crabapple tree in front of my building had sprouted a healthy showing of leaves.  It was completely bare on Sunday.  It's hard to get a good shot of the tree, there's a boring industrial looking building right behind it. It's a great little tree and with the right filters, it really stands out.  Just glide your mouse over the image to see the original.Spring crabapple 2016

NIK Filter - Silver Efex Pro 2 using Film Noir 2 effect

Illford Pan F paper ISO 50

Silver toning: 70%

Paper tone: 0%

White Frame 2


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Catpaw with a pint & a typical bad haircutTime for a new look - the venerable cat on a postage stamp is now retired. As much as I loved him, it was time for a face lift - bad haircut & all. 

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- Albert Camus

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