The Morton Arboretum {Winter}

We had snow, sleet, and rain last night in Chicago. The sun came out this morning and we  had the most gorgeous scenery at The Morton Arboretum. We basically had an ice show and it’s impossible to document the true beauty on camera. There are things in life that you’d have to experience to deeply understand. :)

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“May You find me GRATEFUL, God, wherever I set my feet.”

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

The Morton Arboretum {Spring}

Spring was very satisfying this year. I made sure I took my time looking deeply and capturing beauty as life in nature unfolded in front of me. Loved every minute because peace and inspiration filled my soul.

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All images were taken on the west side of The Morton Arboretum >>> Lake Marmo, The Thornhill Education Center, and The Fragrance Garden.

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

E D I T I N G

Happy THIRD day of Spring! The Fragance Garden is open at The Morton Arboretum and I caught this little birdie sitting so pretty on a rock.
Love this soft editing.
Sharing a Before/After.

BEFORE:
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AFTER:
20170322_untitled_0129“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ~ Ansel Adams

There’s nothing wrong with using actions if you know how to use them > Tools: Blended Latte, Soft Peach.

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY