I’m really trying to be more efficient when it comes to editing images (and everything else, for that matter, to do with photography) just to improve my workflow. I can honestly say that I’ve spent upwards of hours editing a single image. I have to get more efficient with that. Lightroom can do some heavy lifting when it comes to editing and I’m trying not to always end up in Photoshop because not every image needs it. So I’m trying to create single and, possibly, multiple single one-click presets that can get the job done. This is a photo from back in the Fall of 2012 with two “stacked” presets (2 clicks) in Lightroom.
Take a walk through the forest and look up. That’s it.
The photo isn’t really a throwback, but the place is. Todd Lake (the lake is directly below the camera) in the George Washington National Forest – it’s where I spent a lot of my childhood. I picked wild blueberries and ate them off the plant. I’d walk through the forest and get drinking water from the creek. My brothers and I would sit on top of my grandmother’s bronco and pick/eat persimmons from the tree. And I learned to drive said bronco in the field. I remember going up there every couple weeks to mow the huge field – I also learned to use a riding mower there, too. I spent the day up there shooting yesterday with my dad and my dog Waldo. Good times.
I only post one image here per day, but I’ve taken countless images over this past year. I should start going back through my photos more often because I’d find stuff that I completely forgot about. Perhaps that’s why I took the image in the first place…