"They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life." Jane Austen
As many of you know I've been spending a lot of time recently searching among the new flowers for photographic opportunites as the spring flush of color is upon us in northwest Iowa. A few days ago, however, I did come across a scene that had many of my favorite subjects all in one "basket". A nice long fence line, a sky of broken cloud formations and a barn. How much better can it get for a person with a camera that has spent a lifetime in the farming sector?
This scene was captured with my Nikon D300, process as an HDR in Photoshop CS6 and then tweaked in Topaz Clean plug-in. I just recently upgraded to the new Adobe Photoshop CS6 and find myself learning a number of new tools and operations, which leads me to believe that learning will never end in the field of photography. One of the biggest confrontations is the impulse to try anything and everything that comes on the market...each having a little different twist over a product that one has on hand. I am continually reminding myself of the necessity to master the implements at hand...FIRST. Yet, there always seems to be that "twinkle" on the horizon.
The tulips are up, the trees are leafing out and the air is ripe with the promise of life. How much better can it get? Let's all find time to take that walk, do a little flower exploration, a little bird watching, or even a little self contemplation.
Go Baylor...Sic 'Em Bears.
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Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org