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Magical Place (44)
|This was taken in Joshua Tree Nat'l Park at a place known as "Barker Dam". This dam and resulting small lake was created by early cattlemen in the turn of the century, in order to provide water for their cattle.|
It was late afternoon here, and the clouds and sky were becoming quite surreal, which made for great photography.
A bit of red and blue was added, as well as more contrast.
|Altered Image #1|
|You have an amazing shot here, probably better than anything I have taken. So you have to give me at least gall points for attempting to improve your image. But I wasn't happy with the rocks on the bottom, so I cropped them out; then, to balance the picture I decided that after trimming the bottom, a horizontal (landscape) layout was what was best for what was remaining. Since I eliminated some of the darkest and lightest spots, I bumped the contrast a bit. |