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Smoky Swan Sunday


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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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Fisheye view of the lift in the sky

When you can’t ski down … pull up a seat! Summer at Northstar

Pull Up a Seat – 2021 Week 30 – July 23


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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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By the light of the golden sunrise

Pull up a seat on the beach at Lake Tahoe.

Pull up a Seat — Week 28 July 9

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #155 — On the water


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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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Yosemite’s Mantel of Snow

Yosemite's Mantel of Snow ©

Bridalveil Fall to Half Dome from Tunnel View


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Hoff in a Fog

 

Mount Hoffman from Glacier Point ©

Yosemite’s June surprise . . . overnight snow lingers on Mount Hoffman. As seen through retreating fog from Glacier Point.


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Half Dome Delight

Half Dome Under Snow ©

Is it summer or is it snow?


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My Sierra

Woods Lake Hike

Take a hike

 


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Fire Works in the Sky

Fire Works in Flag ©

July 4th USA


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A Fair Memory

Ferris Daze of SummerFair Memory 6 2016 ©


Hot Springs eScape

Hot Springs eScape Long Valley ©

        reflections on summer heat … Long Valley Caldera


Run Away! Run Away!

MGold Summer BridgeRunner 2014 ©

Bridge to Summer Past … Come back! Come back! … Or Summer Future?


Red, White, and Blue

Red, White, and Blue

Colors of summer