Jul 142013
 

NIght Ride Home 1753

I have not been using the Topaz setting Spicify. I know lots love this tool but I always found it too severe. Well after my week of tutorials (I know how to have a good time on vacation!) I decided to not be so afraid of it. If the tutorials have taught me anything, it is that the settings are just a starting point. I tweaked this one within Topaz and then more in Aperture. I’m still more comfortable adjusting colors in Aperture than in either Topaz or PSE.

Last week of June, Carl and I set out for a night ride on the ATV to see if this was a way to enjoy the desert without the heat. Anyway, we decided this was not such a good idea as one can not really see all that well in the dark… we realized the dangers when we mistook a landmark (remember this tree?) and just veered slightly to the right rather than to the left and could have gone crashing down a cliff-like embankment.

The title refers to one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs, which always comes to mind around the 4th of July.

  4 Responses to “2013-113 NIGHT (RIDE HOME)”

  1. Love the colors and the blur…feels as if I am along for the ride!

  2. Sounds like you had quite a ride, I really love the feeling of motion in your photo.

  3. Good to see the Back Seat Drivers View as you hurtled over the cliff. LoL You gotta experiment but be careful and eat carrots by the bushel!

  4. Nice processing that shows the motion of traveling fast on a ATV.

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