Confederate Grave, Waynesville, NC - 2012
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This is another "left over" from last October when I took a week off from work to enjoy fall in the mountains. I wasn't really impressed with the original color version of this one. It was a little soft, probably from camera shake - I was laying on the ground (no tripod) on a rather chilly day to get it. Image stabilization can only do so much. Still, there was something about this photo that kept me from hitting the delete key. (I'm usually a brutal editor right out of the camera.)
Now I'm glad I didn't flush this photo on the original edit. I tried the "Van de Zande technique" (see yesterday's post), and I think that was just what this photo needed. A photo that wasn't the pick of the litter in October just need a little more time to incubate in my computer before it could realize its potential three months later.