WIRR 2021, April Week 2

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April was cold and wet, with frequent small snowstorms. On this particular day, I walked outside in the early morning to see our neighborhood Cottonwood tree lightly frosted. Set against a pale blue sky, this became my favorite image of the week.

Frosted Cottonwood

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 55-200 F/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS at 78 mm, f/6.4 at 1/600, ISO 200

If this tree looks familiar, it’s because it was the subject of another WIRR a month ago. In fact, backyard trees with snow on them have been the WIRR for four of the last six weeks!

Digital Darkroom. I only needed minor adjustments to this image. I increased exposure, contrast, and texture, which is no surprise. What’s a bit unusual, is that I lowered clarity to give it a bit of a gauzy look.

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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