3 days down (visiting Dawes Arboretum)

I got hit with another cold/fever for the second time in a month. That’s highly unusual for me as I rarely get sick that often. Last months illness only lasted for about 36 hours, but his time around was a little heavier and knocked me down for the past three days. With another week to go before I start my new job, at least I’m getting it out of the way. Unfortunately it put me behind on my home remodeling schedule (OK, I didn’t really have a “schedule”, but still) and kept me from going out and having a little fun before I start working again. And since I haven’t been getting out, I haven’t been taking any photos either, so I thought I would dig back in the pre-blog archives a little more to see what I could find.

These photos were taken at Dawes Arboretum in 2010. I was working on a project in Columbus, Ohio at the time and the Dawes is at about the halfway point of my regular commute so I stopped by often on my way to and from Columbus. The Arboretum covers nearly 1,800 acres and includes more than 15,000 living plants. It’s a great place to practice nature photography and I hope I can make the road trip there more often in the future, especially at peak times. As for the photos, the processing varies as the photos were taken over a few months span. I’ve experimented with textures on some and did simple black and white conversions on others. I hope you enjoy them and I hope to get back out there shooting again soon.

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