One Word Photo Challenge – Bittersweet – February 26, 2015




in waning day-light
coots, ducks and swans settling
a little dog barked

walking hand in hand
making plans for the evening
a young couple

snapping photographs
moments of serenity
sunset on the lake

this moment when the sun sets
another day gone

© G.s.k. ‘15




One Word Photo Challenge – Bittersweet






One Four Challenge – February 16, 2015

This week … I’m still living off some work I got done a couple of weeks ago when my Internet connection was down … And from a painted rose I went in this direction:

Antiqued Rose

Week Three


antiqued rose
lost in time’s darkness
a memory

© G.s.k. 15


See you next week with the last photo and a poll!


This post was creating for the One Four Challenge hosted by Captivate Me!

One Four Photo Challenge – Wk 2 – February 9, 2015

Last week I had a major problem with my Internet connection and couldn’t post for a couple of days … then of course there was all the problems of trying to catch up with posts and comments.  The up side is that I worked on my One Four Editing and tried some new (for me) tricks to create this week’s (and next week’s) edit!

Here was where I started out .. I wanted to have more of the tree in my next edit and although the important photo is still the rose, so I re-cropped and use the HDR app from Picasa 3:

Trial Hdr Rose

At this point, what I wanted to do was add a little something in that washes out too white sky. So I took out my stylus and began to out-line where I wanted to put in the sky using Artweaver 5, which came with my stylus and drawing board:

Trial Hdr RoseClouds

As you can see, not really a perfect job with the clouds … so I went back to Picasa and did a little warming up to see what would happen:

Trial Hdr RoseCloudsSat

I’d warmed and saturated the photo but alas … the rose got rather washed out … so I went to Artweaver and painted in the missing parts of the rose!

Week Two

Week Two

And there’s this week’s finished product!

Here’s the gallery so far: