One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is that I’ve had to give up my daily bicycle commute. To compensate, I’ve dusted off my old road bike, and have used it more this year than before my son was born in 2009. It’s been fun to ride on familiar routes like Bingham Hill and Horsetooth Mountain, and also fun to explore new terrain. There has an explosion of new bicycle trails in south Fort Collins and northern Loveland. There is now a network of trails joining the two, and I spent a few hours on Sunday looping down to ride along the Big Thompson River. On the Westside trail, I found this little shrine to gratitude, and it became my favorite image of the week.
Shrine to Gratitude, Loveland, Colorado
iPhone 11 Pro
Digital Darkroom. I started with a crop, to remove some uninteresting grass at the top of the frame. I knew I wanted to emphasize the colors, so I increased contrast (+15), texture (+11), and saturation (+22). I then brought the image into PhotoToaster to add a ragged black frame.
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.