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Today, I’m posting photos from the past. Here’s one landscape photo that says it all . . .
There were a number of reasons why we moved from Colorado . . . but vistas like the above were not among them.
But, back to hawks . . . these photos look like shots I might have shared before . . .
And, yes, the first photo had previously graced these digital pages. The second photo was less-than-sharp and got filed with the ‘someday, maybe‘ photos . . . until today which — thanks to Topaz Sharpen AI, Lightroom CC, Color Efex Pro 4, and Silver Efex Pro 2 — becomes ‘today, for sure‘.
I mean, probably not as perfect as I would like, but these photos went from unusable to “Hey! Them ain’t half bad!”
This is the version of the first photo that I had originally posted in July of 2010 in this post (LINK).
Compare it to the re-processed version above. See how I’m a better 2010 photographer now than I was at the time?
Here is another photo I had wanted to post back then but didn’t . . .
Instead, I posted this next shot, taken a second or so after the above shot (a poor choice on my part) . . .
Here’s how I would process it today . . .
I should have posted this next shot instead of the above shot . . . or, maybe I should have posted both of them. . .
Anyway, that was ten years ago. I guess today is better late than never.
This LINK will take you to the SmugMug gallery that has the full-size versions of the above and also photos from recent reminder posts.
I’ll close this update with a gallery of the above, including the two originally posted versions . . .
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