Last Sunday morning Rob kicked me out of the house to get some alone time and take some new photographs. I decided to go to Main Street in Farmington, Utah to try and get some shots. I drove through there on accident a couple of months ago and thought it was such a cute area! Mature trees, brick homes, white picket fences, very Americana. I took a few shots but had a hard time capturing the feeling that I wanted.
This photo came about by looking up into the branches of some of the trees and enjoying the sunlight shining through. I really wasn’t expecting to use the shot at all. I almost deleted it because I didn’t feel it looked like what I saw (you know how sometimes it’s said that the picture doesn’t do it justice?). Well since I didn’t really get any other shots that I loved, I started playing with the colors and lighting of this until I got it to look how I saw it in my mind. It’s was so peaceful and summery.
Mid-morning light can be hard to work with since it tends to look hazy, but by adjusting colors, light, and contrast I was able to achieve what I felt the scene originally had.
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