The idea was, since I just upgraded to Lightroom 3, that I’d import whatever was on the cameras, beautify it, and report back on the big new release.
Except for something went wrong; the most interesting pictures were all taken in a six-minute span out on the porch after dinner, and for some reason the big Pentax was in JPG not RAW mode, which drastically reduces Lightroom’s scope. It’s actually not that easy to switch the camera over; I suspect one of my children of fiddling with it while I wasn’t looking.
Having said all that, Pentax ships a pretty damn good JPEG engine in those cameras; so consider the following as a photo-essay on a bright early-summer back-porch evening. I’ll be back to discuss the subtleties of Lightroom 3 once I have more challenging raw material.
That last shot is a dogwood, the replacement for our recently-deceased pear tree, now in June somewhat past its prime but still pretty nice to look at as the sun coasts sideways and down, but mostly sideways at 50°N latitude.