I went to Old Sturbridge Village last month with John’s photography class’s field trip, which was only my second time there, despite being born next door. (Well, next town over, at least.) We’ve also upgraded our picture-filing software from Picasa to LightRoom, as Picasa tended to hang up a bit. LightRoom also will do photo processing, which I used on this one. I like a lot of the features in LightRoom, though I really need to start working more with it to take full advantage, as John does.
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John and I returned from a visit to Washington DC last week, where we were fortunate to be on the Mall as the full moon rose behind the Washington Monument. Even more fortunate to see Marine One delivering the President back to the White House. (We had also seen it pick him up at the White House after we were able to tour the inside.)
John and I visited Ithaca for the first time this weekend. I went to college there, and I really love that place. We didn’t have much time to spend, so we went to Buttermilk Falls State Park, one of the first places I went to myself. We hiked about 1/3 mile up the gorge trail, and got to here before turning around. Who wouldn’t love this place?
John and I have returned from our trip to Washington DC, which seemed a lot less crowded than last year. The Washington Monument was closed for safety after the unusual earthquake around DC on August 23rd, so at least it made sense that there wasn’t anyone there. Though I did notice while working on this one that I happened to catch John as he was taking pictures himself.
The sunset is mostly real…I did do a little tweaking of the colors in a new layer, then did a Linear Dodge blend. It was quite dramatic, so that top layer is set to 70% opacity.
And yes, it was cold enough that he needed a sweater. Which I totally love, by the way!
These concert pictures were taken using the zoom without a flash. I thought they looked good on Wednesday, but between then and now they became all noisy. I blame the eclipse. That’s usually when I turn things into art prints, or at the very least put them into black and white. I did try sepia, but the black and white (at 65% opacity) looked much better. I like how you can still see hints of the reds behind the kids.