When you come across a campground as beautiful along the American River as the Ponderosa Resort in Lotus, you really don’t need to go anywhere else to take pictures. So, I spent most of the week trying different things with the camera. Lessons learned: use a tripod for creating glassy river water, hook the dog to your belt so your hands are free and don’t bring your coffee along! These images have received minimal editing because I’m still at the point of just learning the tools with PE9. I will be interesting to see how they change when I do understand how to truly edit them.