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Happy May! Finally some real Spring weather!

This is my second week back to work – and my first chance to catch my breath – after a great trip to Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for our workshop. Everyone had a great time and got some great pics! Here are a few of mine…

Wet Pine Branch-web Lady Slipper - web Bear 2 - web Bear 3 Bud Ogle Cabin-web Primitive Baptist Church-web

We had great weather – the only rain was on our first drive in to the Park on Monday morning. By the time we got to Cade’s Cove, the rain (& lightning) had stopped and it was dry for the remainder of the workshop. The black bear was busy eating walnuts and the lady slippers were blooming!


On May 16th I’m doing a half-day workshop on Topaz Plug-Ins. It will be held at the Gardner Lake Firehouse Hall in Salem, CT. Several members of the camera club that meets there will be attending – still a few spots left. Details on the MeetUp page at:

Next up on June 6th is a return trip to a great place full of rusty vintage cars! Check out some past pics and details at:


I found a link to a great article full of 25 ways to create backgrounds/textures in PS on the website –

And on Daniel2Design, they have a list of 15 websites with various Photoshop Tutorials –