( Copyright Mel Steinhauer all rights reserved ) While walking down narrow paths on the Greek Isle of Santorini, I came upon this colorful scene. I stood at the closed gate and marveled at the beauty of what I saw. This was someone's courtyard and home, so I did not want to intrude on their privacy. But that little voice in my head kept telling me to take the photograph. No one cared as I raised my camera and captured another quiet moment in time. The stone steps, reflections in the glass of the old wood doors and the textures created this scene, but it was completed by the ...Colors and Lace.
My original photograph with added digital enhancements and textures visible with the green square magnifier as the cursor is placed over the image
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My love for photography began as a boy when I was taught the basics by my father. During a tour of duty in Vietnam, I purchased an expensive Nikon SLR camera and dreamed of becoming a photographer when I returned home. A family of my own and a new career put that dream on hold, however I always enjoyed taking photographs. Several years ago, after surviving another kind of war with cancer, I began to...
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