These were all shot at Meadowlark Gardens while I was shooting the early spring stuff. While they could have gone with those images I felt they stood on their own with their own theme.
Still on travel, in fact as this goes live I’ll be on my final leg of my flight to Thailand. So hello from the future since this was all preloaded.
Editing was my standard Lightroom and Photoshop workflow.
Shot this in April at Brookside Gardens on a visit there. I went there with a new camera and to shoot something else but ended up doing a few series over a few days.
I indicated I was shooting a bunch of stuff. So when it came to edit I just went ahead and picked out some images that show splashes of color. These just broke up the predominate color hence the title.
I have no idea what any these plants are. I was just walking around taking photos and doing my thing. Mainly working with the Nikon D5500 to learn how to use the camera. Which I am coming to enjoy as a camera. It’s light and a lot of fun to shoot with and you get excellent picture quality out of it.
Editing these was straight in Lightroom with camera profiles. Then using gradients to change the focus. Once in Photoshop I added overall tone and contrast. Then it was just dodging and burning.
Here is the second installment of nature squared. This was also shot in Brookside Gardens but on the lake part for lack of better description.
This set is going to be a bit different. The previous set was more landscape based and there are elements of that in this set. This one is more abstract in the way I shot it. The theme is there in that it’s all nature but the it’s not going to be as in your face and obvious.
Just like the previous set some of these were shot in portrait mode and then sized down to fit a square. Others were just cropped down to hide stuff I didn’t want seen or just to fit the theme I was working with.
I did nothing different editing wise. Just my usual workflow so if you want to see look back two days for that post. Like the previous images it was shot on a Sony RX10.
I was intending to go back to the series I was attempting to edit last week. Instead I ended up with 3 different series but I think it worked out ok.
These images are from Brookside Gardens shot last year in the fall. I had missed the peak leaves time with my travel to Vegas but I still managed to get some leaves. I was really testing my Sony RX10 that I had purchased. I was just wandering around shooting whatever struck my fancy.
The series will be split into two connected but separate themes. It will make sense once I publish the second half later this week. The reason is the park is split into 2 distinct areas so it changes up the images slightly and to have a cohesive set it was better to split them.
When I went to edit these it just made sense to go with a square crop. Part of this was to remove stuff I didn’t want in the frame and part of it was for the theme. Most were shot landscape but some were shot portrait so the squares don’t always come out perfectly the same.
Editing wise it was apply the camera defaults and then into Photoshop. I went towards lower key and higher contrast on these images. It makes the colors pop more. When I was done with exposure and contrast I just went about doing local dodging and burning as needed. Sharpened them and called them done.