sights of life from a passerby

Skyscapes

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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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Top down, a mighty big place

Looking south from the trail …

Or looking north from the top of The Nipple, “I see skies of blue” above the Pacific Crest Trail.

Weekend Sky

It’s a Wonderful World — Lens-Artists Challenge #15


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The Last Photos of March 2021

Last full moon waning — last on the DSLR

Last trail trekked — last on the cell camera

Bushboy’s Last Photo Challenge — March

Just One Person From Around the World — ThatTravelLadyInHerShoes


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Sunday Stills: Part 2 (shoulda been 1)

After seeing real rainy pics, I began playing, or should I sing, “Dancing in the rain!”?

Sunday Stills — March 7


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Sunday rain flames out

After the rain, as the day ends, the setting sun ignites the clearing clouds.

Sunday Stills — March 7


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SunRise and Shine

“… the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Weekend Sky #19 — March 6 (somewhere)

Lens — Artist Challenge #135: A Glimpse into my World A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New


In the beginning was the Word

TheoLogos John 1_1 ©

… and the Word was with God and the Word was God


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Fire in the Sky … Redux

Fireworks 15 ©


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Fire in the Sky

Fireworks 14 ©


“Let there be lights …

Lights in the Sky ©in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years …”


“Let there be an expanse … sky

An Expanse ©

… Let the…dry land appear.”


“Let there be light”

 … and there was light


the earth was vague …

formless and empty, darkness hovered


In the beginning … God


Photographer’s Photographer

And what is the shutter? 

     But a poor reflection,

           as in a mirror ….


Jette 2012

Welcome, Dawn of the New Year, Golden Promise!

From darkness, leap over fog and into the heavens.

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.”  Rev. 21:1  (NIV)


Sky Dancer on Pointe

in the world ~ above the world ~ not of the world