With yesterday being the military hardware photo not being that popular I’ll go back to a landscape shot. I needed to test a camera so I ventured forth to Brookside Gardens.
I ventured out to Brookside Gardens to test a Nikon D5500 I picked up for video. The flip out screen is nice so I can see what I am shooting if I am in front of the camera. I figured since I was testing I might as well do some photography and see how the 24mp sensor works. So I threw on my Sigma 24-105 lens and just took a bunch of stuff.
I didn’t do much landscape stuff. I was there for some other things which I’ll eventually publish. When I saw this view with the spring buds on the trees and how it led to the gazebo looking thing I figured why not.
This is the second version of this image. I was shooting in harsh light for a reason. So when I did the first edit I made it a bit too hot with the highlights just below the blowing out point. So I went back and edited it again. I didn’t blow the highlights at all and a lot less dodging and burning. I used gradients to push attention to the gazebo. Once I had the curves in a bit of dodging and burning this time around and done.