Day 180—Cardoon

While I was in Newcastle this afternoon, I ran across several clumps of dried thistle that I believe to be cardoon, or wild artichoke. This is my favorite of the shots I took today. It looks like a fall shot; it is very monochromatic and there is no hint of the brilliant blue summer sky that I captured in a few of the shots.

I have made no progress using Lightroom. I can download photos to Lightroom from my camera and export them with my watermark. Beyond that, I can do nothing. At this point my shots must be SOOC. While I prefer to post photos straight out of the camera to my blog, it is nice to be able to crop them, and make other modest adjustments if I have to do so. I hope soon to be able to do more to my photos in Lightroom.

Focal Length 300mm
ISO 100
SB Fair Weather

One thought on “Day 180—Cardoon

  1. Lovely image! Beautiful soft tones and focus in background! You need to go back and read my blog posts about LR from the first couple weeks of June- I had no clue either! Even cropping- I finally figured out how to do portrait orientation about a week or so ago! Remember- I’m here if you have questions!

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