Weekly Photo Challenge – Dreamy

Sweet dreams ’til sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries far behind you
But in your dreams, whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Mama Cass Elliott

This weeks photo challenge is dreamy.  Mentioning dreams…do you remember yours? Do you dream in color or black and white?  Most of the time I remember mine and they are always in color; often as if I hit the saturation slider and pumped up the volume.  But back to this image.  I had pulled over into a parking lot at the park to take some photos of a big pile of leaves when I saw this couple sitting on a bench enjoying their time together.  Not wanting to disturb their moment as well as wanting to get the big trees around them,  I took the shot from a distance.

I processed this by loading it first into Lightroom and doing the usual adjustments of white balance, exposure, highlights, etc. which resulted in a nice warm autumn image.  And I was going to leave it that way (turns out I have and will share that image later) until I saw this weeks challenge and I just knew this was the image for it.  I used a preset called soft sepia portrait which made the image dreamy by reducing the clarity but also more desaturated than I wanted; it is called sepia after all.  An easy fix by just moving the saturation slider to bring back some color until it was the way I wanted it…soft, slightly sepia, and dreamy.


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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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21 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Dreamy

  1. Mark Myers says:

    That is beautiful! When I remember my dreams, they are color… kind of a tie-dye.

  2. bulldog says:

    Now there’s a song that is gonna stick for a day or two…

  3. Love this photograph Teri!

  4. This is gorgeous, looks like a sofa painting. I only remember the dreams that are premonitions and they are always in color.

  5. Cindi says:

    Oh so beautiful, Teri!

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    Now, that’s Fall! Very nicely captured, Teri.

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