When I wait on my son during tennis practice I go hunting around in the woods for a photo op.
I didn’t discover until this year (yeah, I’m sure I’m behind the times) that you can open Photoshop through Lightroom so you can edit and save back in Lightroom. So yes, I’ve been doing some Chris Tennant techniques again in Lightroom along with some Photoshop stuff. I’m just thankful that I don’t have to stand in the dark room anymore – not my cup of tea. My teacher would always say, “You don’t know how good you have it!” I believe him cause I was there in the dark room and didn’t have a digital camera. So I’ve been going back to my old photos giving it some umph!
I’m through I think editing these photos. Looking at these photos helped me make some decisions on how to make my photos better. Now I need to buy a new tripod cause my old one is almost busted up! The top two are the fireplace and the bottom one is my favorite out of the whole trip the lighting wasn’t overbearing.
I went with a friend to Hidden Acres which is just around the corner from my house! I didn’t know this place existed!
So I have been experimenting with the free Nik Collection. When I see the demos I think how beautiful the pictures were. When I worked with it, it was another story that needed to be retold. The HDR isn’t as exciting as the one that I use on my phone (I will post those at a later time). I also have been trying to use techniques of Chris Tennant that he wrote about in Popular Photography a couple of years ago. Not happening…some of his techniques I used in these pictures, but the whole package wasn’t working for me. I’m sure he left out some secrets. 😉
These are a couple of images that were from the preserve that I’ve been playing with. What I do like about his technique is the clear reflection in the water.
One this day, I had this brilliant idea to climb Stone Mountain and bring my son. He was loving it so much, that he was ready to go home! The sun had set by the time we reached the bottom. We had no intentions of climbing to the top, but I’m glad we did. Otherwise I would not have taken these pictures.
It was a tiring day climbing up the mountain with my son. We’re both still sore. We found many things, of course, to photograph. The last day of November I found to be very warm.