1/31 Photograph a Horse
Year of the horse / 4712 / Red Envelopes
It wasn't like I had all the time in the world to work on this prompt since I had a lot to do to get ready for our weekend trip to my brother's for a ski weekend. (Ski for one, working on photography assignments for me) Yesterday, I made dough and then calzone, along with a salad for us to share here. Then I made "punishment cookies", new name for oatmeal butterscotch cookies given by my son S. As he put it, "What did I do wrong to have oatmeal in my cookies? Couldn't you just add chocolate chips?" With all that cooking, there was plenty of clean up involved while also doing some laundry. By the time we left, I was ready for a relaxing weekend!
On the ride up, I was driving since my husband was still technically working and needed to be on the phone. As I drove up, I kept my eyes open for more photo opportunities, but the sky was a very flat winter sky making everything look flat. After going through the Franconia Notch, I caught a glimpse of the sun setting finally adding some color to the landscape. Luckily this was just as the last phone call ended for my husband and we were right at a scenic lookout spot. I stopped and got a couple of shots, this was definitely a time that I was glad to be shooting in both Raw and JPEG. In editing, the Raw, I was able to make adjustments to add to the contrast and fix lighting.
|After editing- skies lightened to what they actually looked like, horizon straightened.|
|Before editing- As dramatic as this looks, it wasn't what we saw.|
Self Portrait in Low light
2/1 Photograph in the Dark
Low Light / Lit by a Screen / Shadowy