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.)
A first – my very first home-developed roll of film. This is the roll, suspended in the bathroom, of black and white Ilford HP5 film, ready to be scanned by yours truly this morning. I converted my color digital image into black and white with the VSCO preset for Ilford HP5 – rather fitting, I thought. 😉
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!
I haven’t done much photography these past few weeks – been busy with another project – so looking through the files, playing with processing. I’ve been in a “retro” mood of late, and in LR, VSCO provides some excellent presets. This is one, with some variation.
This was taken a year ago, in March. It caught my eye last night, so putzing a bit in LR I used VSCO 02, Polaroid 690 warm. In PPS9 I replaced the sky and used various effects. This is the final result.
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.