So I grabbed the camera and walked through downtown Pleasanton. I was struggling being inspired. A couple things caught my attention, but didn't see in real life what I saw in my head. Nothing was really stellar. I saw a little dirt path that followed a local creek. I followed the path and saw some interesting things (let's just say it's not a place I'd visit after dark). I took probably 30-40 photos. Still don't think there was anything spectacular. I've had better inspiration and taken better photos. But I had something to work with at least.
There are a few that were pretty good. I played with them a lot in Lightroom (I'm still learning how to use the program and how to edit and find my voice in my photos). I took what was a dreary day with dirt and dormant plant (they're not dead ... just dormant) and made it look a little cheerier greener.
|I liked the still water followed by the flowing water.|
|I loved the reflection of the ivy here. That's 100% real ... I just enhanced the green leaves.|
|The path to anywhere .... it disappears into the trees and you don't know where it goes until you follow it..|