I must apologize for not posting in the last week of June. My family and I decided, rather last-minute, that we were going to take a 14 day road trip. We are just back from our trip, it was a wonderful way to kick of the summer.
We visited family and friends and did some camping in the Sierra. I think we drove almost 2500 miles.
When we were in Flagstaff, Arizona visiting family we were walking into town after dinner for some ice cream. We crossed these tracks and I fell behind the group. The light on the tracks really grabbed my attention as did the bend near the back of the photograph. I am not usually in a place for street photography so this was a treat for me.
For this first week I found myself interested in the light of the image. At first I played with all the standard bars in LR until I liked what I saw. But, it wasn’t enough, so I cropped the image and added a free effect I picked up a couple of months ago called, “Coffee Shop Pretty in Pink”. I adjusted the highlights and white balance.
I liked where this brought me, into a dreamy, old-timer kind of feel. I liked how my eye moved through the image to the back as well. I felt like it was missing a little something, like some pop of color. So, I went to the individual color option bars and brought forward the yellow in the street and the greens in the trees. It felt more finished that way.
I am looking forward to visiting everyone’s images this week. I would love to hear from you, feedback and support are always welcome.
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