I PROMISE that Europe pictures are coming soon, but I couldn’t help myself with this one – it just needed more attention. The featured image for this post is titled “Bloom,” and it’s also featured in the previous blog entry. Bloom is one of those pictures I took, reviewed on my camera screen, and knew right away that I was going to love the final product. I also knew that what I saw on my camera screen wouldn’t be nearly the same as the final product. Normally, I don’t let everyone in on the behind-the-scenes stuff, but this time, I decided to do just that.
I use Adobe Lightroom pretty extensively to enhance every picture before I publicize it. Lightroom is an essential tool for importing picture files, selecting the photos I want to edit, publishing them, and creating archives of old “albums” of imported images. Most people think about Photoshop when they hear “editing photos,” but I haven’t touched Photoshop in months. IN FACT, I only have Photoshop Elements installed on my computer right now – not even a full version of Photoshop. Anyways, I used almost all the “weapons” in the Lightroom “arsenal” to get the final product just the way I wanted.
Well, I posted these images on Facebook already, so I’m guessing that most people have seen them. But I haven’t posted them on the blog yet. I’m planning on doing a 3-part series here on the blog (after this) about our trip to Europe, and instead of simply posting pictures, I’ll be elaborating on the images themselves and other details about our trip. The 3-part series will consist of pictures from London, Oxford, and Paris/Versailles. You won’t want to miss it. Anyways, here are three pictures to whet your appetite. Keep your eyes open for more and come back soon.