Took this at Brookside Gardens in April when things were just starting to get their leaves and flowers were blooming.
I was shooting with my Nikon D5500 and no tripod. One of the things I have tried to train myself to do is not to rely on my tripod. If there is enough light I really don’t need it. I just tended to use it even though at times it was more of a hinder than a help.
Nothing fancy with editing these images. I used gradients to change the light then into Photoshop for a curves adjustment for tone and contrast. Then is was some dodging and burning for local contrast.