WIRR 2020, December Week 3

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This week Nate and I took a walk in the foothills above Horsetooth Reservoir. Temperatures were warm, but the wind was whipping as storm clouds boiled over from the Rocky Mountains. The clouds, combined with the sideways light of a late December afternoon gave me an interesting composition for my favorite image of the week.

Foothills at Dusk

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 55-200 F/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS at 90mm, f/6.4 at 1/320, ISO 200

Digital Darkroom. I only made minimal changes to this image, increasing contrast (+21) and texture (+14). I used a small brush on what looks like a water tower, lowering the exposure and highlights to make it blend in more. Probably the biggest change was to adopt a widescreen 16×9 crop. This allowed me to remove some distracting buildings from the foreground. This image is about the play of shadow on the hills, not buildings.

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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