There isn’t much between Fort Collins, Colorado, and Laramie, Wyoming on highway 287. Oh, there’s great views and plenty of antelope. Just not much in the way of buildings or towns. One of the few exceptions in the town of Livermore is a small restaurant and general store called The Forks. (I have to admit, I thought that was the name of the “town”, but when I looked it up it’s actually called Livermore). I think I’ve been in there only once before, but it’s been substantially improved since my last visit. There’s now a store downstairs and a restaurant upstairs. The downstairs has a number of interesting artifacts, including an antique cash register, and this sculpture of a pensive cowboy. We only stopped at this store for my friends to get a breakfast burrito, but I never pass up an opportunity for a photo. The cowboy sculpture became my favorite image of the week.

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iPhone X, wide-angle lens.

Digital Darkroom. I was super impressed with the sharpness and depth of field that I got right out of the camera. Nevertheless, I helped it out a bit by lowering exposure, contrast, and clarity. I then used a brush to raise clarity, exposure, and contrast on the sculpture. It was a fairly subtle adjustment, but it helped give the sculpture a little extra pop.

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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