Monday, September 29, 2014

A Collage to Celebrate Jeans

I was so inspired by the different and fascinating designs for the back pocket of jeans that I decided to create a collage with them. I really like how each pair of jeans has their own unique shape, shade, and vibe to it. This collage showcases the collection. Love the different shades of blue!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Water Fountain Perfection

Love how blue the water appears--and it looks so nice against the brown benches surrounding it! The sprinklers are also aligned so nicely together.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Salmon-Colored Rose

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Closeup view of a salmon-colored rose from the backyard. This rose stood out from the rest and had to be captured on camera by Dad!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Future's Past: Awe Inspiring Art Display

Part I: This is a Future's Past art sculpture created by Kate Raudenbush located at Patricia Green Park in the Hayes Valley neighborhood. After walking inside, you can see the intricate details of the design. The shadows and reflections are so mesmerizing...If you look closely and stare a while, you will also notice a heart right in the middle. Such an exceptional creation that evokes tons of new inspirations!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Whimsical Pastel World of Happiness

Beautiful trees and flowers near a mountain. I changed the tone and color of this and gave it a more pastel look to it. Light, soft pastel colors give this image a dreamy feel and makes us all daydream about long summer days all over again...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stream of Sunlight Reaches the Trees

A beautiful sunny, windy day at a small park near the freeway. It was a few hours before the sunset, and with autumn quickly approaching, I added a brownish-orange glow and effect to the photo, added some sun flare, and lightened the overall image to celebrate the new season!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cherry Blossoms Turn Into Winter Wonderland

This was originally a picture of the blooming cherry blossoms during spring time. After blurring everything out and changing the tone and color of the trees and the background, I decided to add extra lights to it for a mysterious, magical twist to winter. The ground resembles ice and the shadow brings in an extra depth to the dark winter atmosphere.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Are You On Cloud 9? — Scattered Cloud Formations

Looked up at the sky at the perfect moment: the cumulus clouds shifting through the sky and eventually forming the number "9". Pure bliss.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Intensity of Palm Trees In Blue

Palm trees are spectacular in its natural shade: green and brown. Altering the colors to blue enhances its overall intensity, giving it an extra glow at night. The blue shade also showcases its unique details and texture that can otherwise be missed in its original color. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Multi-Colored Layers and Beautiful Views Collage

Created a collage with some of my favorite pictures such as a closeup view of the Golden Gate Bridge on a foggy day and beautiful homes around the neighborhood. I played around with the fonts, different layers and opacity of the images to create this collage. I particularly love all the white spaces in each of the images. Adding the white background intensifies the clarity of the pictures.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Bright and Colorful Swirl Ripple Effect

Having a little bit of fun creating a rainbow colored swirl through various filters and effects. I was inspired by all the unique swirl creations out there and decided to recreate my own version of it. This has a bit of an ocean vibe and resembles the wind and the crashing waves. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Tropical Jungle Village Effect

Charming area inside the Embarcadero Center with colorful flowers and tropical plants. I also decided to add a painterly effect with a picturesque vibe.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cherry Blossoms Get a Close-Up

View of stunning cherry blossoms during spring time in a beautiful Japanese garden. Had to zoom in on this beauty!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Beauty of Autumn Falls

One of the most beautiful small parks in the city: spectacular in the winter, spring, and summer. Even cooler in the fall when the leaves begin to change into brown, yellow and orange hues. This picture showcases the beginning of autumn as the trees begin to turn into rusty autumnal shades. I added some sun flare and a filter to emphasize more on the changing season.