"I have fooled around with photography for a number of years. My photo collection is basically snapshots from my vacations.
"Since I got my first digital camera, I have shot hundreds of snapshots. Maybe one or two of them were halfway decent.
"In fact, the pictures that I am showing here started life this way. On a vacation to Maine during the first week in May, we discovered that Maine doesn't really open for visitors until Memorial Day. So I spent a lot of time trying to get some good pictures of lobster boats and harbor scenes around Mount Desert Island (where Bar Harbor is located). I soon discovered that the most prevalent color in Maine in early May is gray, gray water, gray sky and gray fog. My pictures were, in fact, uniformly gray.
"I have used Photoshop Elements to improve my snapshots over the years and I did some experimenting with my Maine pictures and a result of those experiments did this:
"The snapshot on the left became the picture on the right. Gray no more. And I liked it. More experiments yielded more pictures that I liked. I like them enough to try to show them. I call them ColorSplash. I hope you enjoy them too."
James can be reached at 717-739-8205 or firstname.lastname@example.org