First Snow on Grand Mesa
I was asked to post this picture here. It’s a picture of Grand Mesa under its first blanket of snow. To capture this, I used an iPhone 4s. Ordinarily the phone captures pretty good pictures, but when I use the (digital) zoom, things go south in a hurry. This photo is very noisy.
I tried to reduce the noise in Lightroom, but to do so completely, I get a painterly effect. While that effect is actually nice, it was not the picture I was asked to post.
This was one of our first touches of winter this year, and now the sun is rising on the other side of this mountain. Soon it will be cold here, and the Mesa will be blue and purple and white, much like what you see here.