This was a photo taken a few weeks ago, that I liked but didn’t know how to post-process it. I didn’t want to do the regular treatment to it… tonight, with this deadline for a posting (challenge can be a great creative motivator, I’ve found!), I played with the image until I found something that approximated my feelings/memories/yearning for spring. It was 97 degrees today and the spring blossoms are long gone. Although living with 4 seasons is amazing in many ways, I have such a hard time watching them fly past at breakneck speed! Where I grew up, in California, seasons were mainly noticed due to a temperature change of about 20 degrees and increased rain at times. LOL. I do miss aspects of that!
This photo was cold-tone processed in Adobe Lightroom, then fine-tuned there and in Photoshop. I do have to say that post-processing is probably my favorite part of photography… and I really, really enjoy the actual photographing side as well. But watching something grow out of your imagination, seeing changes wrought on an image, seeing inner beauty pop out where it was just barely glimpsed before, is so incredible!