I never look at the photos I take most of the time until well after I have taken them. This means less emotional attachment. The downside is that sometimes I don’t see the issues with the photos.
A lot of the stuff I shot at Meadowlark Gardens was blown out. While it works for my original intent I am struggling to find images that are usable. Part of this was me just not being familiar with the Nikon D810 after not using it for so long and the other was me learning to use a circular polarizer again. In retrospect I should have used a neutral density filter but you work with what you have.
I was still able to produce this image. It’s of a smaller lake that mimic the Virginia wetlands environment. There is a trail that leads all around it and this is on the backside of it. With the weather being windy the park was quiet so I was able to shoot a lot without having to worry about someone walking into my frame.
When I started to edit this I just kept working at it till I was happy. I have no idea what I did and how I did it. It’s just one of those edits where you go with the flow and see where it leads you.