Sunday, August 1, 2021

Dark or Light?

 Most of the time I know pretty well where I want to go with my café art, but occasionally I am at loggerheads with myself. 

That was the case when working on a photoodle from a photo of Jud Shumway performing with his Sawgrass Blues Band at Night Music at Town Center, Peachtree Corners, on July 10, 2021. 

I just couldn't make up my mind whether to go dark or light. There are twenty versions in my folder of this photo manipulation session. I have worked on it, off and on, for several weeks. 

Here are the two finalists, you can decide for yourself which one you like. 

.:. © 2021 Ludwig Keck

Friday, June 4, 2021

Memorial Day Ceremony

 With the pandemic on the wane it was finally possible again for people to come out and show thanks and respect for our heroes. I decided to take some photos at the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Ceremony.

With thanks to Jeanne Aulbach for documenting that I was indeed there.


Peachtree Corners Magazine - online edition - published a gallery of my photos:

Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument - Memorial Day 2021 - photos

.:. © 2021 Ludwig Keck

Monday, May 10, 2021

"Night Music" on the Town Green

 The 2021 concert season has gotten underway. Here are some scenes from Saturday, May 8, 2021. The featured band was "Frankly Scarlet".

.:. © 2021 Ludwig Keck

Monday, April 19, 2021


 Evening in Peachtree Corners

.:. © 2021 Ludwig Keck

Thursday, March 18, 2021

White Violets

 March each year our lawn erupts with a delightful show: White violets. There is also a smattering of the more traditional kind and ones with shades between blue and white.

.:. © 2021 Ludwig Keck

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Making my Card

 Best wishes to all for the season of joy!

Beatrice had to wonder out loud about how I made my holiday card image. 

We don't get out much, and my photography has suffered badly. I did want to take some pictures of a church that we has on our errands. I also decided to take some photos at our Town Center. The Green is ringed with lights, also from a photography point of view, at bit sparsely. 

As I said, a bit sparse. So I decided to to do some cafe art manipulation. 

First I added some glowing lines with Topaz Glow.

That pepped up the figures. But they still looked a bit lonely. So into PaintShop Pro for some added touches. I duplicated and reversed the figure on the left. Moved that and the other figures into a tighter group. Stretched the lamppost a bit and added some glow to it. And there is my final result.

With the title "Fala lala lah lala lalah!" is is my greeting to all my friends, far and wide!

Of course. I could not leave well enough alone. Not when I get a happy message from Beatrice!
So some added light burst and a lot of work in Topaz Simplify and a half dozen layers in PaintShop Pro, and here another Happy Holidays to All!


Monday, December 14, 2020

Fala lala lah lala lalah!

 Fala lala lah lala lalah!
And best wishes for a joyful holiday season!