The barbed wire is long gone, but the fence posts remain. We came across this line of abandoned fence posts while hiking last weekend in Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, a Fort Collins-owned open space on the Wyoming border. The orange wood poles contrasted sharply with the still-leafless mountain mahogany shrubs and the cobalt sky, and this became my favorite image of the week.

Fence Posts

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 55 mm, f/8 at 1/450, ISO 200

I’ll post some additional landscape shots from Soapstone Prairie later this week on my Instagram feed.

Digital Darkroom. I started my processing by using the Fujifilm Velvia film emulation. In nudged up exposure by just a bit, but sharply increased contrast. I raised clarity, which put the shrubs into shadow, so I boosted shadows to compensate.

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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