The baby watched as his aunt sprayed her mare with the waterhose, cooling off a hot horse. The days have been quite warm.
This image was made today while the horses were being cooled off. The baby watched from the porch very seriously for he wanted to be out there in the grass playing in the spray from the hose.
The mood of this image is different from that of the original. In this I had cropped much closer to the baby, increasd color/contrast and a few other adjustments, very simply. But it seemed to take me ten minutes to do it. For the past six years I have used PaintShop Pro. PhotoShop is now on this computer and it is similar in some respect but very different overall.
I realized how comfortable I got with it and could process photos in not time at all. I knew what kind of effect, size, shape, and contrast. I could layer, color, paste, multiply, and so on. I am not even sure how to crop with PhotoShop.
In life, we become very comfortable with our routines and forget that in order to grow we must challenge ourselves with new experiences. With that it means change; not doing things the way we always have. Constantly open doors for new opportunities for yourself. Stretch. It feels really good.