In recent months, I’ve been learning some new processing tools, so I’ve been reviewing older photos that were originally rejected for one reason or another to give them another chance with new techniques now available to me. This image of Bryce Canyon was captured just before sunrise in October 2013 after an unexpected snowfall.
About the photo: The image was captured on a Samsung S3 cell phone but originally rejected for two major reasons. In the pre-dawn light it lacked contrast, the cloudy sky made it look gray and dull. In the lower right corner of the image, a guardrail meant to keep people like me from falling off the edge sneaked its way into the image. Using Photoshop Elements, I dealt with the fence. That tool is nowhere short of amazing at removing objects from a scene. That cliff edge at the lower right corner looks as natural as can be and there is no indication that I can see that it’s been doctored to remove a bit of chain link fence. Once the fence was gone, it took a pass through Aurora 2019 and and another through Luminar 2018 to add some punch to the image.
In most browsers, you can click on the image to enlarge it for a better view. The rule for Cellpic Sunday is simple. The image must be captured on a mobile device.