This week’s shot comes from the same trip to Centennial, WY where I shot last week’s photo of the week.  In fact, it’s the same stretch of road, just facing the other direction.  On the drive back from Snowy Range Ski Area we hit the sunset at just the right time.  This wasn’t a boisterous sunset, with reds and oranges making spectacles of themselves.  Instead, the sky showed us mild pinks and soft blues.   My favorite image of the week:

Lonely Tree

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 55mm, f/4.5 at 1/90, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom.  This was an interesting image to work on.  The first thing I did was to remove a second tree, making the tree that much more lonely.  I used Touch Retouch, an excellent iPad app for removing objects and lines.  I lowered the contrast on the entire image, and added an extra graduated filter to further soften the foreground.  A small radial filter did the opposite, adding clarity to the tree branches.  The colors were perfect right off the sensor.

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.

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