This week I was at the Esri DevSummit conference in Palm Springs, California. When I travel west, the time zone difference traveling west allows me to get up an hour earlier, and in Palm Springs I try to use that time to photograph. I got out twice this week, and shot a number of images that have appeared on my Instagram feed. Although I usually focus on architecture or cacti, I spotted this particular photo when I looked higher up into the sky. It was a crystal-clear morning, and this wispy cirrus cloud stood out. The wispiness was mirrored in the fronds of a palm tree, and this became my favorite image of the week.

Cloud and Palm

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 41mm, f/6.4 at 1/640, ISO 200, Fujichrome Velvia emulation.

Digital Darkroom. I lowered the exposure just a little bit, then massively increased the contrast and clarity to really accentuate the wispiness of the clouds and palm tree. I lowered the exposure of the palm tree to add detail back in the leaves.

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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