Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – July Pick a Topic from [her] Photo prompted me to head to Zoo Montana / Yellowstone Arboretum with camera in hand. I knew I would find flower beds with trees in the background and hoped there might be a person or two wearing hats.
I realized yesterday that I had tentatively selected pictures for February color week of Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge but did not upload and post them. Imagine that!
I wasn’t convinced they met the challenge of having the color teal or turquoise. I’m still not sure.
Nevertheless, here they are. Because a blueish-turquoisish colored flamingo from my Aunt Clara’s yard in Arizona makes me smile. And because a dog named Moose was willing to pose when I met him the week of the original challenge in February.
With the first Wednesday of February comes Cee’s Midweek Madness monthly challenge of Close Up or Macro. I took these photos along the Merkle Trail in Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, Arizona, at the end of December 2021. It had just rained and I could not resist trying to capture drops of water digitally (I was going to say “on film” but I haven’t used film in years).
The only photo editing software I have what came with the laptop so it’s nothing fancy. I almost always crop a picture and will occasionally fiddle with the exposure. That’s what you see in these first pictures.
I do play with the ‘filter’ option just to see what happens, rarely keeping the result. But the color that popped in this last picture was so unexpected, I decided to share.