No you didn’t eat a funny mushroom


This is a picture that was tucked away, hidden among a bunch of other raw files taken during a past trip to Death Valley.  Obviously, unless this was Mars, the colors and look are a result of some computer software (Photomatix) and too much beer.  Try not to look too long at it since the colors may burn out your retinas.

I put this image up mainly for fun, but to also point out that technology (when not abused like this), can be coaxed into bringing out the best in a photograph.  Ansel Adams had a dark room, we have photoshop.  Check out the article on HDR where I fumble through several techniques to see what I mean.



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