A couple of weeks ago, I signed up to attend a photo field trip today to a location that is a short hike to a really beautiful waterfall. After my hike yesterday I was pretty weary and half determined not to get up at 5:15 am this morning to get to the carpool location on time.
But then I thought that if I didn't go, I'd just sit around the house, bored and unproductive, so why not get up and go?
Although it was very cloudy and drizzly this morning, it never actually rained, thank goodness.
The cloudy conditions contributed to the intense colors of the foliage and rocks, and it was easy to
avoid the sky at this particular location. So all in all, it was a good day
and I'm glad I convinced myself to get out of bed and get there on time.
I don't know the people in this first image, but I love the image anyway. I love how they are relatively sharp, while the waterfall in the background and the tree branch in the foreground are soft.
I recently purchased Photoshop Elements 10. It has some fun special effects that are very easy to do. Since the images in most of my recent posts have been straight, traditional images, I decided to try a couple of the special effects in Elements 10. All but one of the images in this post have had an effect applied. Such fun.