Images & Observations

Desert Garden Gate

Nikon D80 18-135mm 18mm ISO 200 1/10 f/11 +2/-2 Lr3 HDR Efex Pro

This gate is one of the entrances to a garden with a water feature just outside the Palo Verde Garden Center and Nursery which is located on the grounds of the Living Desert in Palm Desert, California.  Despite being situated in the Sonoran Desert, the Living Desert property is an oasis, whether natural, or as I suspect, helped by man, and that is most notable in the shaded areas, which feel at least 10 degrees cooler than the non-shaded areas.

I was attracted to the adobe like wall and the weathered wood and rusted iron gate which fit perfectly in to the curved arch.  Since I have been practicing my HDR skills, the tones and textures in this image have pleased me the most.  The detail and texture were enhanced with a custom application of Nik Sharpener Pro.

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