The Ruin Within: landscape with Emily Dickinson

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Some photos lend themselves to being changed utterly in post editing. This one, taken on a clear late spring day, started life looking quite different to how it ended up after editing with Snapseed app. I thought it suited Dickinson’s writing tone, so added her words to complement it using Pixlr app.
Here’s the original unedited photo taken with Olympus XZ2:

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Feasting on Yackas: the butterfly

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As I drove along a country lane, I noticed a small clump of flowering yacka spears, so turned back to take a closer look. The heads were alive with various insects feeding on the nectar, but I found it difficult to get shots that told the story. I was glad when this butterfly paused from its bingeing long enough for me to get it in focus.
Olympus XZ2, f5 @ 1/625s. Edited in Snapseed app.