Confession: I haven’t been shooting much this month, except for real estate. I’ll admit that my abilities have grown in that niche, and I enjoy the challenge. Otherwise, I think I need something different to shoot. Tomorrow may just give me that chance. We’re going down to the Ironstone Vineyards, in Murphys to take pictures of their annual Concours d’Elegance, featuring old vehicles and their owners in period costumes. I’m hoping that will perk me up.

On a good note, I’ve taken the time to prioritize watching Matt Kloskowski’s Lightroom course that I purchased a couple of years ago. I do like his teaching style. But, Matt, I need help on re-organizing my folders! I didn’t know what I was doing when I started Lightroom, and now I’m paying for it. The years are all mixed up and it’s difficult to find stuff. Marlene helped me, and we got it into months and then years. However, the new additions are not following any sequence! It’s just frustrating. I’d like to start over, but that would be worse. But I’m glad that I spent the time on the course. Next is Photoshop!

The small amount of time I’ve spent shooting hasn’t yielded any amazing photography, just some interesting pieces that I’m showing you in this post.

In this first set, Jean and I just wandered around the Sierra Foothills for interesting things. We didn’t find too much. Here are some:

The next pictures were taken at River Bend Park. I was amazed at how glassy the American River was.

Tomorrow should be more exciting if it doesn’t rain. Yes, they are predicting rain for the morning. Light rain, but…..

Have a great weekend everyone!

2 thoughts on “Slow September: The Foothills and River Bend Park

  1. Uuummm I don’t use Lightroom catalogue that much… Every year I start a new folder for each location and then I use a folder for each trip. For me it’s an easy way to find everything in the laptop and in Lightroom! hehehe This way seems to work fine in Lightroom, as it doesn’t disorganize my folders. Luminar is another story, that one really messes up with your folders, and its catalogue is horrible to use!
    Did you find any good tutorial or course for Photoshop? I’d love to try it one day, but it seems that most of tutorials I find presuppose you already have a notion about the software, and I don’t even know where to start!! Hehehe.
    I really admire how you try and learn new things, Anne!


  2. I don’t use catalogues in LR either. I import folders from my desktop, but somehow they get jumbled up. I need to check the import lesson in Matt Klosowski’s course. I would recommend his Photoshop course also. I like his courses because he teaches in lay language, shows where the tools are and explains things slowly. Once you buy a course, he does send update information when they happen. I’ve heard of Luminar, but never worked with it. I decided to learn how to use all the programs I’ve already bought before I get more!


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