We love the views from our home here in El Paso. As you can see from this backyard view, we face out over the Mesilla Valley to the left, and the Franklin Mountains form our backyard view to the right. Frequently we are treated to some very spectacular sunsets.
All the pictures you see today are pretty much untouched except for some mild tweaking of contrast, however on one photograph I upped the saturation level ever so slightly. This is the one on which I upped the saturation:
As you can see, the others simply didn’t need saturation boosts straight out of the camera.
In addition to changing the composition and framing, I also played around with orientation. Here’s a portrait view from that evening (I may have to consider this image for a future book cover):
This last image I cropped to simulate a panoramic view:
This sunset series was taken in raw on a Panasonic FZ-1000 developed in SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.4 SE. The subsequent JPEGs were then tweaked in Google’s now defunct Picasa 3. That’s a real shame, too, because Google really had this program right when they abruptly quit supporting it several years back.