Keeping up my resolution of taking at least one photo a day was very easy in the first part of February and much less so towards the end of the month. For the first two weeks we were in Costa Rica and I was in travel photography heaven – and overload! When we got home however the weather was cold and I was jet-lagged. It was hard to get motivated to look for images among the familiar scenes of home after the novelties of travelling.
Still I did my best and found a few things to inspire me a little. So here is a selection of a few favourites from the trip, many of which won’t make it into any other posts; although one already has and others will. These are followed by a few London scenes and the almost inevitable, it seems, tulip.
Since I seem to be making a new habit of doing this monthly round-up I’m linking to Ju-Lyn’s Changing Seasons challenge for the first time.
The Costa Rica shots in the slideshow below were taken with my Panasonic Lumix bridge camera DMC-F200; that’s my usual travelling camera and not the same as the point and shoot I tend to use at home. The London photos were all taken with my phone. Some images are straight out of the camera or with minor adjustments; others have been edited with Photoshop Elements, Luminar Neo (my new ‘toy’), Nik Color Efex, or the case of the two black and white shots Nik Silver Efex. Only the Volcan Arenal shot has been heavily edited to add some drama!