I went to the Swan Island Dahlia Festival the other day and took LOTS of pictures! Hard not to when surrounded by so much beauty. This first post will show some of the shots I took of the koi in a pond they have. I must tell you it was good to get out and a bit bothersome. Thursday I had ended up in the ER and was rushed right in because my doctor thought I'd had a stroke when I told her I woke up from a nap and the left side of my face was numb. So off I went. I had so many tests done, hooked up to so many machines, MRI of head and cartoid artery in neck, x-ray of chest, and who knows what else as it all went so fast!But the end result was my brain is great (who'd a thought!), cartoid artery is fine, and heart is fine. I have Bells palsy! The left side of my face is paralyzed. Eating is difficult and have to be careful not to bit tongue or lips. I must use a straw on the right side of my mouth to drink sips at a time. Must do constant moisturizing eye drops in left eye and keep it taped shut at night as does not close all the way and drying out could be very bad for it. The left side of nose is affected and sometimes drips. Plus speaking is difficult! It is bothersome and embarrassing. I was given medications to take and told it should go away within 2 weeks but could take longer. I hope not! So an escape was great but when people would try to talk to me, I felt embarrassed as it is hard to make some words. Plus you can see that side sags, my eye sags, and my smile is half of one.
But the beauty helped a lot. So as I edited my koi photos, I did them using the artistic part of my photo program. Here goes, hope you like them.
The three above are done in the dry brush technique, which I thought was nice for them.
The above seven photos are done using watercolor technique.
So, what do you think?
I do sell photographs. Anyone interested just let me know! I am very reasonable on prices
(my friends say too low!).