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Fun Photo Friday — Another spectacular El Paso sunset


El Paso sunset — 11/4/2017

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.

El Paso sunset — 11/4/2017

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:

El Paso sunset — 11/4/2017

As you can see, the others simply didn’t need saturation boosts straight out of the camera.

El Paso sunset — 11/4/2017

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):

El Paso sunset — 11/4/2017

This last image I cropped to simulate a panoramic view:

El Paso sunset — 11/4/2017

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.

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Fun Photo Friday — Quito Hop-on/Hop-off Favorites 1


Palms and Streetlights

In this final Ecuador series on Quito we’ve discussed some of the many things to see and do in this city of nearly 2,700,000 people. So, for this week and next I’m going to some images do the talking. Here are some of the many shots taken from our Hop-on/Hop-off tour aboard the red double-deckers of the Quito Tour Bus company. Here are today’s Fun Photo Friday images from that tour:

Traffic Jam

The Rooster

Knights

El Panecillo above the Street

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Fun Photo Friday — El Panecillo Favorites


Virgin of Quito

Today’s Fun Photo Friday gallery of el Panecillo favorites:

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