I will admit, it has been a while since I have been able to post anything new.  Granted, I was a little distracted with a few happenings this summer... and now that the wedding is over and I am finally settling into life in Colorado, I have some time to focus back on my blog!  
Thought I would start with something new that I have always wanted to play with but never had the "time": photography + photoshop.  Most of the images on my "Photography" page have had no editing (besides maybe cropping), so I wanted to explore what options Photoshop has for editing pictures.  
Last weekend, I hiked Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado, and captured some pretty neat moments.  I decided I would play with a few of the images in Photoshop today.  The top image on the left is an original, followed by editing using selective color (to brighten and bring more color in), and finally the below image uses a Cutout filter.  Overall, I had a lot of fun, but realize there is a lot to learn still.  My hope is to read more about using Photoshop to edit pictures and see what adjustments are best to use.  More importantly, I want to continue learning about my Nikon camera in order to become familiar with different settings and techniques to make the original image the best it can possibly be.

(You can see more images from my hiking trip on my Photography page)

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