It was dark when I left the manor house on the hill this morning. I had an early appointment scheduled at the lab for a routine blood screen and was ready to go by 6:20. He was already outside with the dog, his hiking poles at the ready. “It’s gonna be a really good sunrise”, he said to me. And then he kissed me goodbye.
And when I came home from work today, I found these on the camera disk.
He was right about the sunrise.
He stood here next to me tonight as I looked through them, choosing the ones I wanted to open in Photoshop. I love these photos he took.
In PS, I removed those pesky dust specks and slightly sharpened. And for the two above, I ran Pioneer Woman’s Lovely & Ethereal, lowering the opacity considerably. I told him how I could make this one look better by cropping it. He agreed and was pleased with the result.
I want to encourage the photography thing for him. I think it’s something at which he could excel.
Sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate we are to have stumbled on this place.
It’s a place that has room for our dog to run and room for us to walk.
It’s a place we find beautiful, despite the proximity of the housing developments. And the highway. And the interstate.
This house has been standing since 1769. It was here during the Revolutionary War, when George Washington rode up this hill to take advantage of the then-spectacular view as he observed the British troops as they landed on the shore just 8 miles from here.
And it is still here, surrounded by 20 acres of land and bordered on one side by a housing development.
Good morning, house.
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Thanks for all the positive feedback on my first Photoshop tutorial from yesterday’s post. I hope to do more of them. As I said before, I am not an expert. I just know how to get around when I want to make simple enhancements to my photographs.
Until tomorrow, then?
Attention Photoshop Elements Users: Free actions are available for Elements now on Pioneer Woman’s Photography site. Yay for you!