Collectif Creativity: 16Mar2023

by Milo Smith

I was going over my work from 2022 and came across a few images I would like to share.

This is a landscape taken on Proctor Road. Cropped and up-sampled. [When one up-samples, pixels are added based on an algorithm which makes the images larger.  One can also down sample to make the image smaller.] It looks peaceful.

Marshmallow Fields on Proctor Road.

Here is a backlit morning glory in Cooper’s Marsh.  I am very taken with backlit images, especially flowers.

Saturday Photo Walk. Morning Glory in Cooper’s Marsh.

Here is a salt crystal (8mm per edge). It is a 9-shot focus stack to get everything sharp. Focus-stack means I took a number of images focused at different points on the subject, then the software selects the sharpest parts from each and builds a composite image which shows the subject sharper than one shot could do.

Table Top Salt Crystal.

This is a box elder bug and is a 13-shot focus stack.  This one is very dead.  Kill ‘em all!

Boxeldeere Bug on Velvet.

Finally a close-up of a wire sax player sculpture against a white background. The whole image was inverted to give the ghostly effect.

Sax Player

Isn’t it about time you shared your creative activities with the Collectif? 

Send JPG image(s) to with up to 100 words per image describing some or all of what moved you to spend time thinking about and producing . . . something! Share how/if creativity affects (controls?) your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for each image.

Writers – we want to hear from you! Send poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Try to include an image of some sort because that’s the media world we live in. 

Everyone, share informative, inspiring Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.


  1. I especially enjoy the morning glory. It reminds that this is the first flower I remember identifying with a name as a small child. My great grandmother grew them by her house.




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