Yes, I’m all caught up with my photo editing! It’s a great feeling, and I had the opportunity to learn some of the wonderful advantages of my processing programs, mainly their filters. I also have been putting single images into Photomatix to get that HDR look. It works well.
Next, I need to delve into Photoshop. Right now, I’m using it to remove unwanted things in a picture, but I do want to learn how to use layers. I know I said that in my last post. So much to learn!
Taking the photo is just one part of being a good photographer, but for me, it’s the fun part. I love going to new places and back to places I’ve been before. In today’s post, I re-visited a favorite with the Camera Totin Tuesday group—the University of California at Davis Arboretum. I like it there because it’s just a beautiful and calm place to walk through. This trip we went through the flower garden and were treated to beautiful blossoms and color. Our stroll through the arboretum proper was less colorful since the red buds weren’t blooming yet, or maybe they bloomed already.
This wet winter has nature’s cycles off kilter! There was also algae in Putah Creek. I remembered it being there the last time we were there, but there was so much more this trip. I’m also wondering if the algae is keeping the birds away. We usually see egrets and other water fowl, but this trip—none!
But there’s always beauty to be found. I’m going to show you some flowers and the creek with algae; however, I won’t be putting in captions since it’s mostly self-explanatory.
I may be caught up with editing, but I do have more outings to post in this blog. So stay tuned.
6 thoughts on “All caught up: UC Davis Arboretum”
Great looking images. I especially loved the look of the algae pond
Thank you Noel. I’m hoping the algae will go away. But I don’t think it will.
I find Kelby tutorials excellent. Lovely photos BTW.
I did buy a Kelby book. “Photoshop for Lightroom Users.” Some day I’ll have a chance to get into it!
I meant the online tutorials. Small bits at a time. I learn a new trick at my pace that way.
I’ll try them. I really miss holding a manual in my hands and going through it page by page!