September Adventures: Sugar Pine Reservoir Part 2

Last week I shared Part 1 of my adventures in Sugar Pine Reservoir, where I visited the area in late September with my husband and mother-in-law. It’s a gorgeous area to spend the day wandering around and soaking in the beauty of nature.

I had heard stories from my husband and his family about how beautiful and peaceful the area was, but had yet the chance in any of my travels to visit the space.

This all changed last month. And I think it’s safe to say it’s now one of my favourite places in California. I want to back!

Let’s get to the photographs, shall we?

Photograph of the canopy at Sugar Pine Reservoir in California, September 2019.

I had a tonne of fun editing these photos, pulling out the vivid colours from what would have been, in a few cases, underexposed photographs. The photo above in particular was especially dark, given the trunks of the trees were in shadow. With some Lightroom magic, I was able to not only lighten the area and pull out the colours, but turn the entire photo into one of the best in the set. I love these types of photographs, and it’s nice to be able to take them myself and have them turn out.

Speaking of which, have you seen my recent post on editing landscape photography? I feature a number of photos from this trip, and go into detail about my process. There’s also a peek of the before-and-after the editing process. Feel free to go check it out! (I’ll wait here. 😉 )

Photograph of a lagoon at Sugar Pine Reservoir in California, September 2019.

I took a number of photos of the lake and skies: far too many to post! (And some repetitive, so there’s no need.)

I was also told that there are bears, bobcats, and deer at Sugar Pine Reservoir. I was hoping to see deer, but am glad we didn’t run into any bear or bob cats. We did see a goose, but it was elusive and hid from my camera.

Haven’t had enough yet? Remember, I have a deviantART gallery, too. I have posted over 30 photographs there from this trip. I would love if you were to go check them out and let me know what you think.

Which photo was your favourite? Do you want more posts similar to this one? What would you like to see instead, if not? Please let me know in the comments, or send me an email! ⭐

Did you miss Part 1? Check it out, here.

Buy Me a Coffee at

2 thoughts on “September Adventures: Sugar Pine Reservoir Part 2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s