Thursday, January 15, 2015
Here's another moody photo from a batch from January, 1965 (or, more likely from December 1964). I'm not sure I have any other pictures of the Mark Twain from this same angle… it looks very pretty and peaceful. The combination of soft-focus and sharp focus, as well as the lovely colors, makes this resemble a painting. As I've commented before, it is hard to believe that this scene is right in the middle of busy Orange County!
Here's how it looks when I spent 30 seconds in Photoshop applying the oil painting filter! Eat your heart out, Monet.
This next one was taken aboard a yellow Mine Train, just as it was about to get under way through the tunnel and into Nature's Wonderland. I'm so jealous of all those people! They'd better enjoy themselves, OR ELSE. The kid with the hat is pretty interested in the little town of Rainbow Ridge… the buildings are kid-sized, after all.