After my first handful of pictures presented here of the Harriet Alexander Nature Area, I was feeling it was all kind of garish, what with its heightened colors, smearing, and bizarre textural effects. Honestly, several of the pictures I took looked lovely and clear without being bombarded with painterly filters and tweaks! I thought: maybe it's time to show some simple restraint and present a more simple palette of photographs that just doesn't try so hard.
I resolved then that this is exactly what I'd do!
At which point I wildly over edited my pictures for hours, and here we are again: