~He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water. Psalm 1:3~
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
Photo Backstory . . .
This verse kept coming to mind as I read Beth Vogt’s Somebody Like You. For me—with this Psalm in mind—the hero Stephen is a tree. Those of you who read the story, do you agree with my metaphor? Follow this link to read my review of Somebody Like You.
The graphic below shows the original iPhone pic and how it evolved into the background above. If you click on the graphic, you can see that the original pic shows one of our school buildings, our driveway & someone’s van in the background. You can also see the stages as the pic evolved into a graphic.
- Step #1: After loading my iPhone pic into PicMonkey, I used sharpen twice. This adjustment almost makes the photo elements look like brush strokes in a painting.
- Step #2: I went to Exposure and darkened the photo to bring out the color the sun had washed away.
- Step #3: I cropped, the graphic. Square or narrow and long work best for my blog format and for Pinterest. I most often use a drop shadow border to make the graphic pop on the blog page.
- Step #4: I used Soft Focus to blur the background. This sometimes gives an impressionistic painting effect & makes the font stand out more.
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