Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Southern Kettle Moraine – Paradise Springs Nature Center...


Since the 1800’s, what was once a resort and a horse-race track, people have been drawn to this bubbling spring. The parks centerpiece is a four walled, roofless springhouse, built with colorful fieldstones that have darkened with age. The springhouse was originally built with a copper dome roof to protect the five feet deep spring, which churns out 500 gallons of water per minute at a constant 45-degree temperature.




Water from the spring cascades out of the house into a shallow trout pond stocked by the Wisconsin DNR for catch-and-release trout fishing.





At the edge of the pond is a small dam and another crumbling stone structure and rusted metal pipes alongside a small waterfall. Copy from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday, October 12, 2014.
Images copyright by Richard Bublitz.



Views from along the pathways.










Bog just inside the entrance area.


These images were made on Sunday, October 12, 2014 during the Art's Camera Plus Meetup at the Paradise Springs Nature center.

Don't drink the water!




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

New(er) image editing software

I have recently discovered Macphun Software, a Mac only image editing software designed to enhance images that really sing. Macphun is a suite of products initially designed in Ukraine. When Google bought out Nik Software, six of the Nik executives joined Macphun and opened an office in San Diego, California. Within a few short years, Macphun enjoyed top rankings in the iTunes App Store.

Macphun products work as stand alone apps, or as plugins for Lightroom 5,  Photoshop CS5+, Aperture and Photoshop Elements. Here are a few things I have done - it is quite a pleasure to visit older images with these Apps.

Lions Den, Grafton, WI

Monchez Farm

Havenwoods State Park, Milwaukee, WI

Sedona Arizona

Sedona Arizona

Tuscon, Arizona

Milwaukee Lakfront last winter