The Mill at Grizzly Peak

The process of choosing photos to work on can feel like a tedious task sometimes. I have more sad photos than good ones and I wonder, “what was I thinking?” a fair amount of the time. I imagine I’m not alone in this. It can be difficult sifting through hundreds of your own photos day after day; most of which will never ever see the light of day. To be quite frank, I get tired of looking at them after a while and it can be quite deflating. Not exactly a recipe for success.

This photo of the mill at Grizzly Peak, on the other hand, was a happy find for me. I had forgotten I had taken it and I think that freshness worked in my favor. It triggered an idea right away. To be more specific, it reminded me of some vintage National Parks postcards I’ve come across in the past which sparked the inspiration for my post-processing. It was an impression I had some time ago that served me well here.

The Grizzly River Mill at Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure

About Michaela Hansen

Michaela is an artist and photographer living in San Diego. She prefers yoga to running, hiking to shopping, and dark chocolate to just about anything else.
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4 Comments

  1. The tone and processing here are excellent. I like the down play on the colors giving it a more time gone by feel. It’s inspiring to hear the struggles and the passion in your work. There are so many nuances in photography which makes it a fascinating hobby.

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    1. Thank you, Mike. I appreciate the kind words!

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  2. Ooh, nice POV! Isn’t finding new and interesting POV’s in the park the best? Love it.

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    1. Thanks, Sean. Yes! Especially when you’ve been doing this for a while. Finding an interesting POV is gold!

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