Bryce Canyon, Utah.
In 2013, my cellphone of choice was a Samsung S3. It was my first Smart Phone. I had to decide whether or not I wanted an iPhone or 4G. At that time, 4G was newly available but the iPhone wasn’t yet being sold with the technology. I opted for the 4G and have been a Samsung cellphone user ever since.
In late October that year, we stopped at Bryce Canyon expecting to view the park. Regular readers may recall that we arrived in the area late one afternoon in fog and rain, and by the next morning, when we left our hotel to capture sunrise images in the park, we found a world of white with at least a foot of snow covering our car. Bryce only had two viewpoints open that day, but the snow-covered peaks were spectacular.
About the photo: The previous afternoon, with its fog and rain, took a back seat in my mind to the beauty of the freshly fallen snow the next day, and there were a few foggy images that I didn’t process, or if I did, they were processed with my photo tools of the day, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements.
Eager to explore the tools in Luminar Neo, I happened upon this image and decided to experiment. After loading the original JPEG into Lightroom, I sent it off to Neo to see what I might be able to do with it.
The truth is that Luminar Neo is still a work in progress. I could have completed every edit in Luminar AI except one. I used the Relight AI tool in Neo to adjust the lighting and the line it defines between foreground and background brightness. You can view the image in 2K HD on my Flickr site here.
As this is being written in late February, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is well underway. Skylum Software, the developer of the Luminar series and other photo processing software has a base of operations in Kyiv. Whether or not the recent events have an effect on their operations, I hope for the safety of their workers, and indeed for all of the people in Ukraine.
I encourage fellow bloggers to create their own Cellpic Sunday posts. I never have a specific topic for this feature, and the only rules are that the photo must be captured with a cell phone, iPad, or another mobile device… If you have an image from a drone or even a dashcam, that’s acceptable as well. The second rule is to link your challenge-response to this post or leave a comment here with a link to your post in the comment.