Wow, I got to attend the Lightroom workshop with Scott Kelby in Chicago on Thursday. I've never been so focused for an entire day. He is brilliant and crazy funny all the time. Over 500 people were there and I had the pleasure to talk photography with Moira from Indianapolis during our fabulous buffet at the O'Hare Hyatt. It amazes me how many people are such serious photography hobbyies with all the professional equipment. Adobe's Lightroom is new software that helps photographers manage workflow and edit photos without opening every one of them in Photoshop. Awesome!
Now, I'm beginning a lovely three-day weekend and my oldest sister and husband are coming to visit. She lives in Las Vegas and is back in the midwest for a class reunion and family get-togethers. We will be doing a photo session of them for their 49th anniversary and I plan to use the flowers on the golf course in my backyard just like I did for my other sister's photo last fall.
This is a photo I shot last week on Monday - a totally perfect sunset. We drove out in the country to see the high river water and I had scoped out this tree on AYP road - knowing it would be a great sunset location. The second one is pretty natural, the first photo has extra vignetting and hue added in Lightroom.