Brown Canyon Ranch – Who Knew?

ranch house and

A mere ten miles from our house – but only about seven as the crow flies, if he flew straight out from our deck – is a fabulous place for photo ops!

It took three hours of strolling the grounds to capture seventy-two images. About half of them went into the trash bucket immediately, but that left enough to keep me in Photoshop mode for several hours last night and this morning.

Just after sunset, as we were loading up to leave, a wedding dress photo session party arrived. The sky seemed a bit too dark to me, but I don’t know nuthin’ about wedding dress/fashion photography. The lady photographer had a big light umbrella, and I could see flashes going off, so I guess she knew what she was doing.

In the winter like this, when most of the flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees are resting, it is very color neutral there. The only flowers I saw were a few yellow ones on a cactus. Am noting on my calendar to make a return trip after Spring has sprung.

If you want to peek into the windows, you can click once, let it load, then click again. It gets REALLY big!


About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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14 Responses to Brown Canyon Ranch – Who Knew?

  1. Clanmother says:

    Spectacular! There are so many shades and nuances of gold and brown.


  2. Kit says:

    Bucolic. . .is the word I would use here. . .excellent perspective too!


  3. I love blogs that allow two clicks to super-enlarge photos. Sometimes I really want to see the detail on a photo, and can enjoy them even more. Great photo – I didn’t see anything naughty going on in the windows, though. 😦 LOL


    • judilyn says:

      It seems to be a function of the size of the original photo. When I have posted downsized photos, there will be a one-click modification, or, if I’ve downsized it considerably, it will not accommodate even a single enlargement. Usually, though, my photos don’t enlarge clearly because I have taken them through the double-paned glass in my kitchen window, or I have the telephoto out all the way and am hand holding. This makes my pictures fuzzier than if I weren’t so lazy and would carry around a tripod with me! Note to self: Don’t be so lazy! Get out that tripod!


  4. This is such a perfect photo….the place looks so storybookish!!! love it 🙂


  5. So Judi do you have Lightroom , Elements, or do you use the main version of Photoshop? Great clarity on the shot. Love the photo. Have you tried the Apple version, Aperture?


    • judilyn says:

      I used my extremely skimpy knowledge of Photoshop. I have Lightroom, but so far, it has remained too opaque to my brain to use it. Don’t have Elements or Aperture. There are two other programs, OnOne and Topaz, that are sort of like Photoshop, but those, too, remain in the background for me. I’ve poked at Topaz, with unsatisfactory results, and returned to Photoshop. I’ve looked at the advertisements and videos for OnOne, but never wanted to spend the money to try it out. Can’t find a trial version.

      What do you use?


  6. LFFL says:

    Gorgeous pic as always, Judilyn!


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