WIRR 2017, January Week 2

The drive from Fort Collins to Laramie, Wyoming was bright and sunny.  Snow-capped peaks floated on the horizon out the driver’s side window.  Crossing the border, we turned west, bound for the Medicine Bow Mountains.  But those summits were not to be seen, for as we left the city we were suddenly engulfed in thick fog.  More New England clam chowder than pea soup, I slowed the car to a safe speed and crawled our way westward.  Just west of the turnoff for Albany, we broke free of the soup as quickly as we entered it.  Sunny skies returned, and with them, a view of Sheep Mountain to the south.  

My favorite image of the week:

Sheep mountain with fog bank
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 18mm, f/8 at 1/480, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom.  This image looked good out of the camera.  The only significant change was to drop a graduated filter on the top portion of the image, adding clarity and saturation.  For global adjustments, I nudged shadows slightly darker, and straightened the horizon.  I shot the image using both JPG and RAF (Fuji’s RAW format).  This edits were made to the JPG file using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on my iPad.  One of the benefits of this setup is that I can quickly edit on the iPad, and then, back on the desktop version of Lightroom, copy those edits from the JPG and apply them to the better quality RAF file.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh.  This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.