I hope everbody had a fun and safe Fourth of July. We went out to the X Bar Ranch to celebrate our independence with some friends. These two lovely horses decided to come out and see what all the excitement was about. I probably wouldn’t have thought to take photos had it not been for my friend Linda who just made her ‘Green Valley’ set on flickr. Her photos were so lovely I just had to try for myself. So I grabbed my trusty Sony Cybershot H3 and zoomed in and started shooting. I always forget how reliable this camera is and how amazing the zoom quality can be.
I had a hard time deciding how to process this image. I wanted it to feel like sunkissed summer and have a feeling of time and place. I settled on a very sublte brown wallpaper pattern, a layer of watercolor paper and a sepia toned duplicate background layer to achieve this effect. I liked how the green grass fades into the background and that the grass in general looks dry and crisp. That feels like Kansas Summer. I also like that the color is a tad bleached out to give it that sunkissed summer feel. I took about thirty of these so you might see them scattered about this weeks post.