Monthly Archives: December 2012

Textured Iris

Textured Iris

This is my first attempt at actually post processing an image an letting you have a look at it.  I’m very interested in your comments, please.  I used “Effects,” in Photoshop Elements 6…utilizing both texture and grainy percentages.  What is your honest opinion?  What does it need?  What does it lack?  What do you find good about it?

Dan O. De Ment

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The Fire Pit

The Firepit2My wife took this image the winter of 2011…We just got around to working with it a bit in Photoshop Elements 6.

Dan O. De Ment

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Copyright 2012 Jean De Ment All Rights Reserved

Doe at Forest Park Nature Center Peoria Heights, Illinois

Doe at Forest Park Nature Center This doe and two others were foraging at the Nature Center today.

Dan O. De Ment

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Saw “em” with my own eyes!

We live one block east of the main road running north to south…this is a four lane thorough fare…through Peoria, Illinois…although we are, technically, in Peoria Heights.  We’ve had deer, one, two, even three in our back yard grabbing seeds from around our bird feeder.  A buck would actually knock the feeder so seeds would fall to the ground.  That was a number of years ago and before the railroad track behind our home was torn out and the train bed was converted to a combination bicycle and walking trail.  Many of you have seen the image of the trail on this blog.
Picture this!  At 9:45AM I looked out our front window.  (I’m always looking out the window)  It faces the main road through Peoria and there are numerous homes and a wooded ditch between our home and the main road…we can only see cars passing by on the main road during the winter when the leaves have all fallen.  I was surprised to see a doe standing on the side street just north of us  about 100 yards and to my right looking out the window…this street runs into the main road.  I called to my wife to come to the window before the doe could wander into a  neighbor’s yard, slide between two homes, and go about her business.   Wow!!  There was another one coming up out of the wooded ditch area just off the side road where the first one walked out from.  Holly cow!  Another one…then another one.  Four deer, one behind the other, all does, politely and calmly, cool as cucumbers,  walking along  just enjoying the day and probably working and foraging their way to a Nature Center about a mile or more north and just across another busy street. (two lane)  I was sorry I could not get any images for you…there just wasn’t time.  We had blizzard like conditions here yesterday and, although we didn’t get much snow accumulation because of the 35 to 60 mile per hour winds, something must have triggered the deer to move toward the Nature Center from their secret hiding places between homes and behind our grade and high schools.  The schools are south of us about a mile and behind their football field is a wooded area where the deer often bed down. (Sometimes words are worth a thousand images.) Maybe?

Dan O. De Ment
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Roman after cooling off in White Rock Lake

Roman after a Swim

My grand-daughter took this shot of, Roman,  just as he was bounding out of White Rock Lake in Dallas.  He really loves the water.  He is big!

Dan O. De Ment

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Copyright 2012  A. Fancher All Rights Reserved

Early December Snow

Early December Snow

I took this image December 4th, 2010.  My neighbor got out to take down his flag before the snow really piled up…it snowed 6 to 8 inches if my recollection is correct.

Dan O. De Ment

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Removed Snow Images

I had to remove my snow images for technical reasons.  What they are, exactly, I’m not sure…this is the third time today I’ve had a problem loading.  I hope it’s my problem?

Sorry for the inconvenience and for your patience.

Browsing Doe

Deer Feeding at Jubilee College State Park

I had a bit of fun with this image…it is another scan from my Canon Eos Elan and it had a lot of Speckles and Noise.  Notice her right rear leg is off the ground.  I didn’t even notice when I was working with it in Photoshop Elements 6… it until I looked at the image about five times…I’m sure I noticed it when I took it… because I was concentrating on making it presentable…as well as “I” can.

Dan O. De Ment

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Arty, the curious Squirrel

Art the Curious Squirrel

I found this image I took a few years ago with my Canon Eos Elan film camera…scanned the image to my hard drive and then uploaded it to WordPress.

Dan O. De Ment

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Ming asleep on the Couch

Ming asleep on the couch2

I caught Ming asleep on the couch the other day.

Dan O. De Ment

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Elm Drive Images on ImageKind Closed

I have closed my sales account on Image Kind.  I will be updating my posts on Word Press accordingly in the next couple days.  As I mentioned in an earlier post I have re-established an account on Fine Art America.

Thank you for your patience,

Dan O. De Ment

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http://1-dan-de-ment.fineartamerica.com

Illinois River Valley at Mid-Day

Illinois River Valley at Noon2

Dan O. De Ment

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Copyright 2011 Dan O. De Ment All Rights Reserved