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Falling Water Water Everywhere

Big falls … “Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls” Burney Falls

Resting falls … “‘Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters’”

Little falls … “He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.” Fordyce Falls Creek

Water Water Everywhere #94

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Red Sun Mourning

“Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.” Red sun rising … the bright sun red burned out to white as the camera tried to see through thick smoke from 4 wildfires. Normally, the Sierra Mountain ridge, about 60 miles away, stands sharply visible below the eastern sky. This morning’s smoke from those wildfires hid the ridge. Above is the unedited original. Below are Elements 14 (Photoshop) edits.

First, on the left, I matched the photo’s sun to the red sun my eyes had seen. Selecting and filling the selection was easy peasy. Oh yes, I cropped the top and bottom edges.

Then, on the right, I applied the haze removal tool.

The left is the same version as the above right. But now, on this right is a solarized iteration of the version with the burned out sun.

Which version do you prefer?

The Squirrel Chase One-two-three Photo Processing Challenge–August 2021

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Squared Trees in California — #3

Southeastern inland: Mammoth Mountain Dead Forest … where the CO2 gas seeped up from below to kill the trees. Posted warnings tell parents and pet owners to keep little ones away. (See https://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-81/Intro/facts-sheet/GasKillingTrees.html)

“And the remaining trees of his forests will be so few that a child could write them down”

Becky’s Squares — July #TreeSquared

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Squared Trees in California — #2

Inland Northern trail near Mt. Shasta, laboring up the dusty trail, hot and sweaty. But look up, where “… over everything the glory will be a canopy.”

Becky’s Squares – July #TreeSquared

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