A Frigid Walk Up the Street

…and I got a few good photos this evening.

I was way far away, insanely far and this one turned out ok:

(Not much for framing but it was getting dark, on a brighter less freezing day I will try again for a frameable, probably with the 18-55 lens. I’m still a zoom lens novice but learning.)

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This building was where My Dad taught 8th Grade after he graduated from Northeast Missouri State University in 1970-71. My parents met during that time.

My two oldest children, Cody and Paige attended elementary school here.

My husbands employer now owns the building. Washington County Farm Supply is a full service feed store featuring Purina Feeds, Stihl Products and Cub Cadet Mowers.

Just up the street from my house.

Waiting Sucks a Little….

…but it pays off.

I’m so not a fan of what I call Overphotoshopping or Photoshop misuse but that doesn’t mean I don’t love the product. The best program I ever owned was Elements 6 and still I felt I was jipped that the real, full on product was mega expensive, I wasn’t going there.

Then, I was browsing around Amazon as I do a gazillion times a day and see that the latest version and Lightroom are 9.99 plus tax a month as digital downloads…I’m not stupid, I seized that opportunity!

Thankfully, I paid attention any time The Pioneer Woman offered PS Elements tutorials back in the day. I checked her site, they are still there but sadly and not so sadly(she is totally fabulous and way too busy for that jazz)there aren’t any new ones.

These images were totally unusable prior to PS and LR:

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Wow, just wow…what a Christmas Gift to me and all my fellow photographers(who are cheapskates and won’t take out a loan for software programs.)