Creek, ii


This is a view of the little creek that runs through our neighborhood park.  It’s a pleasant place to wander.  When I went there this weekend, a border collie was doing what they do best – running and plopping in the water, staying submerged, and then shaking it all out.  A family was there, exploring and showing their toddlers the crayfish.  (I think the dad was the funniest – a big little boy!)  I was enjoying myself, being an audience to it all, while finding new growth, leaves, and viewing a magnificent sky filled with clouds.

I did post in LR and OnOne, using a VSCO preset for Fuji Astia in the final rinse (so to speak.)

Afternoon Walk

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

I took a 2-hour walk this afternoon. It feels like the beginning of autumn – a bit cooler – and it looks like autumn, too, because the light is losing its intensity as we move away from the sun. I had my FM2n with me, complete with lens and film, but finished the roll. Since I had the phone, I tried a few. VSCO makes great products, for the phone, and for post in LR or PS!

Postcard from the Garden of the Gods

Post Card from Garden of the Gods

This is another photo, taken last year at the Garden of the Gods Park outside of Colorado Springs. The rock formations are wonderful; at times, the drama of the sky is amazing as the Garden abut the Rocky Mountains. The day I took this picture, though, the sky was flat and colorless. Thus . . . I used a sky out of extras in PPS9, and refined the edges using the Perfect Brush, the Refine Brush, and the Chisel tool. Once done, back to LR and a VSCO preset with adjustments to reduce color and work until the colors worked together. For me, the best results were somewhat odd, but in looking at them, they became to resemble post cards from the 50s and 60s because of the colors – not quite right, but expressive of the environment. Rather pleased with this one.