You are all so kind and warm with your comments. Thank you.
There is narrative and explanations with many of the individual photos on my flickr site (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dsphotoscapes/
) which let you know what the settings and techniques were to get the initial photo.
There are undisclosed editing techniques used in Photoshop and Lightroom that are a little more involved for color correction and lighting balance, etc. that have come with a lot of trial and error and experience since 2006 when I first ventured into more serious photography as SANITY from the Life Insurance and Investments business.
I have never taken a class, or course...I guess you could say that's just being geeky enough to read the manuals and run with it but it has turned out well so far! Several National Parks and people from all over the country have some of my works in their homes and offices, and that just makes me smile! (Of course the cash is nice too. :-D )
Feel free to ask questions...I will try to give you a straight up answer.
Thanks again for the comments!