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Variations on a Theme - The Meditation Garden at Gemstar Gemstones

In a quiet neighborhood of Enfield NH - a town already sleepy by nature, the friendly folks at Gemstar Gemstones have created an island of beauty with their unique shop. Over the years when shopping for beads with my wife or just wandering the outer edges of the shop and property, I have found inspiration for many an image.
This blog entry walks you through the process of creating a final image - or as in the case of this one - several variations on the theme. Beginning with this original image taken in the meditation garden on the grounds of Gemstar.

Gemstar Gemstone 427 Shaker Boulevard, Enfield, N.H. (603) 632-7115 Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 12 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m
While the original image is interesting, intriguing, curious, it nonetheless lacks something that beckons the viewer deeper into it so the first step I took was to try and enhance the range of definition within the image and make a few things pop. To do that I used a process I h…