Standing Out From The Crowd
I captured this image last August when we visited Descanso Gardens in La Cañada, California. I was experimenting with enhancing single exposure raw files with quasi-HDR processing. The original exposure and its variations just did not convey the image we saw in the flesh that day, so I had never bothered to consider this a “keeper”. That was before I discovered the world of HDR photography. Today I re-processed the image (which was originally converted to DNG in PS Elements) using Lightroom with the Photomatix plug-in and chose a heavy tone compressor pre-set, did a bit of a crop and some sharpening, and now I have an image that meets my standards as a “keeper”.