Description This swan decided to relax for awhile in this beautiful spot in the lake at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I was fortunate that the water lily was there to add the finishing touch. I liked the image so well that I took extra time to filter it to add 'brush strokes' and a soft finish. I relax every time I look at this!
Paul Brackley, Chicago Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement I've been a serious photographer for nearly 40 years. I particularly enjoy "creating" works of art with my camera, but find that today's digital tools really extend my creativity. HDR processing and other image-manipulation programs are real interests of mine, and even though I've created some surreal images, my favorites are those that leave the viewer wondering, "How'd he do that?"
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