Impression of the Sonoran desert - filtered treatment in portrait format.
Taken from the roadside, possibly even from the moving car. The original was a flat, poorly focused image. The angle of the light relative to our position, for one thing, and the time of day, for another, weren't conducive to a great shot. But I liked the two large saguaros when I saw them, and I still like the overall composition of the shot. So I fell back on pp'ing with some filters to make the image pop a little more and to make it obvious that I was going for an impression of the scene rather than a strict rendering of it.
Saguaro National Park, East.
December 20, 2012 (mid- to late morning)
(For anyone interested, I used about equal amounts of the Photoshop Fresco and Sumi-e filters.)
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