Fountain after Sunset, tonemapped using Fattal

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The parameters for the Fattal tone mapping in the photo below are as follows: Result Size: 1536×1024 Pre-gamma: 1.00 Alpha: 0.10 Beta: 0.94 Color Saturation: 0.90 Noise Reduction: 0.00 I didn’t change either gamma or the levels after the tone … Continued

Another Snake!

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Marilyn, Marie, and I went to the Fountain Park late in the day today.  I had hiked up the trail overlooking the fountain to try some more HDR photos.  The sun had set and it was getting dark.  Marilyn and … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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It was raining today as I drove out to the Friday Fitness Hike at McDowell Mountain Park.  It was still raining when I got there.  Linda had already arrived.  We rolled down our windows, said hello to each other and … Continued

Rainbow and Dust Storm

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We got rain late in the day on Wednesday, preceded by a dust storm.   We were surprised to see a rather sizable rainbow amidst the dust.  This is a view from our balcony in the same direction that we’d … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike started at the Lousley Hill Trailhead where Amy, Bob, Linda, Janet, and I started off.  We took Lousley Wash up towards Pemberton.  Amy turned around about a hundred yards shy of hitting the Pemberton.  The rest of us … Continued

Crested Saguaro, Revisited

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Several days ago, I took some photos of the crested saguaro near the parking area for the Dixie Mine Trail Head.  While I liked the night shot of the saguaro, I felt that I could do better. So, last night, … Continued

Sonoran Trail Photos

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I hiked the Dixie Mine and the Sonoran Trail late in the day yesterday.  The temperature was a comfortable 104 degrees, but for some reason, mine was the only car in the parking lot. There is a crested saguaro at … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike took us half way around the North Trail to the Chuparosa.  At that point, Ranger Amy headed back so that she could open up the Visitor’s Center on time.  Bob, Janet, Nancy, and I continued on the Chuparosa … Continued

At Sunset, from the Rooftop

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Four Peaks, after a Storm

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