Gunnison River Bluffs
I went out today for a much-needed and long-overdue walk on the desert (Gunnison River Bluffs Trail behind the Mesa County Landfill). It was gorgeous out (as usual) and just cool enough that all my warming layers didn’t serve to completely cook me.
All I took was my iPhone, and only because it has my walking tunes. I took several pictures this time which actually turned out okay. I suppose I should have known these things already, and I’ve no doubt I read them at one time. But there are some tricks to focusing the silly thing. (I can only hope that I once read that and promptly forgot in favor of using a real camera. I do read things!) The results today weren’t so disappointing as they usually are. It’s still a pretty lame phone camera as they go, but if I don’t expect too much, it’s all good.
That being said, this photo was so grainy that it needed a lot of help. There’s no fixing that, so to “artify” it is what I did. I wanted to keep the rich colors of the original photo, but go on ahead and destroy any semblance of “real.” I think I succeeded. In front are yucca seed pods (I believe). Below and to the left is an old pinyon, and behind is the river that’s frozen in several places.
Good walk. Fun photo.