Ready to roam? This red bridge turned out to be one of my favorite photographic subjects during my visit to Magnolia Gardens Plantation in South Carolina earlier this spring. I finally had some quiet time last weekend to edit some of my images, and I found that several taken near this pond, as the morning fog was burning off, were worth some experimentation and fit nicely into the A-Z Archive Challenge for the letter “R.”
I recently purchased Color Efex Pro 4 as well as HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software, and I took two online classes last Saturday to explore the bells and whistles of these editing tools. I edited the bridge in HDR and tweaked it slightly in Lightroom to add some finishing touches. I certainly have a lot left to learn, but it’s fun to start to see how these filters can help you see your images in a whole new way.