Last week I was in Redlands, California on my regular business trip.  Work has been busy, making it hard to go out in the middle of the day for a photo walk.  I asked my friend Matt for some directions to Panorama Point, an overlook above the city.  I missed the sunrise, and I wasn’t going to go, but nice light in the clouds prompted me to drive there for some quick shots before work.  It was much better than expected.  I loved the way the early morning light was reflecting off the cars on I-10 (or just “the 10” as they call it in Cali).  My favorite image of the week:

 Morning Commute on the 10

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 55mm, f/4.5 at 1/7000, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom.  My adjustments to this image were pretty basic.  I increased contrast and clarity.  Most importantly, I dropped a graduated filter down on the sky to lower the exposure half of a stop.  

 

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.