Hoping to see a little sunshine this morning, after a cloudy weekend, I was disappointed to wake up to overcast skies. Had it been a sunny day, I would have grabbed my camera (and jacket) and headed to the Arboretum. However, completely unmotivated by the dull weather, I decided instead to park myself in front of my computer to practice some new processing techniques. Choosing three birds I photographed earlier this month in Chagrin River Park, I specifically focused on white balance, cropping, and using the graduated filter. Here are the results:

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Tufted titmouse


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White-breasted nuthatch
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Red-bellied woodpecker

If the sun decides to peek out later on, I may go for a trail walk, but meanwhile, I’m staying inside! No trail walking this morning, but if you stopped by to say hello, I’m delighted you’re here.

Thanks for visiting! Have a good Monday. 😀
~Trail Walker

9 Replies to “Dreary…again!”

  1. Very pretty. I need to spend some time on learning more about processing too. I wish I could send you some of our sunshine. Glad you found my flickr account – I’ve started posting to it again.

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    1. Hi Camille. I was happy to find your flickr account. You have many beautiful pictures there and of course you can’t put them all on Blipfoto, so it is good to know I can check flickr. I do have my problems with flickr though. Over the years I ended up with multiple flickr sites, and it was a real mess. I finally gave up and deleted them (I think) and created one new one. Yahoo is a huge company and way to impersonal for my taste. I couldn’t contact a real person to help with my problem, so I finally just deleted. Even that wasn’t easy.


  2. These are gorgeous, I love the background. I am just learning Lightroom and exploring more of its features is at the top of my list. Wishing you some moments of sunshine soon!


    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Terri. I truly admire your amazing photography. Lightroom is fantastic in my opinion. I’ve used it for years and find it especially convenient now that I have the Creative Cloud subscription. Thanks for the sunshine wishes. We need them.


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