After-Before Friday and more
The photo I have chosen for After Before Friday, is one I took the other night. We went for a drive in the evening, hoping to catch that magical time of day. The desert here is amazing. So green and more plants and cactus than we normally see. This rock formation was great in the sunset light.
Here is my after editing photo.
And before any editing.
I did all the work in Lightroom. I have a Preset that is called Big Sky. It comes in 4 different strengths, and is always good for shots like this. I bumped up the vibrancy, and lightened up the whole image. I used the selective brush and highlighted a few of the cactus.
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Here a few more photos from that same night. This is a chain fruit cholla cactus. Normally we see the teddy bear cholla, so these are different and quite a bit taller.
More sunset landscape photos.
I love the saguaro cactus, they are just awesome. This was one of the biggest, and by far the most unusual ones I have ever seen.
This our camp spot. Like I said, we are surrounded by huge trees, big bushes, and birds.
The birds are proving a little harder to capture in a photo though. I am trying to get the Gila woodpecker, the cardinal. and this tiny little yellowish guy that comes to the hummingbird feeder. The hummers…they are plentiful and so fun to watch. We have decided we need a bird feeder full of sunflower seeds or something.
And this is from Wednesday night. The moon was following the sun down. That bright star next to the moon is Venus.
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Have a great Friday, and a fabulous weekend!!