Today, for the first time since I started this blog, I set out to take a photograph I knew I would not be using straight out of the camera. My goal today was to take a photograph that I could modify using my new HDR (High Dynamic Range) software, acquired yesterday at the encouragement of my friend Melinda. If you are a regular follower of this blog—however few you may be—my goal has always been to achieve the correct balance of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO when I take the photograph. I do frequently crop photos but I try not to make other kinds of adjustments, although I have resorted to that more often than I’d like. I finally feel confident enough in my abilities that I will allow myself to intentionally use photos on my blog that I have enhanced using HDR software and Photoshop.
I took this photo at a nearby park and as I photographed the trees, I expected a giraffe or an elephant to appear at any moment. It reminded me of the Serengeti, hence, today’s blog title.