Monday, July 13, 2009

Caliente Creek Road Revisited

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A while back, Mark Graf wrote about photographs “Rescued from Picture Purgatory”. Periodically, I think about that post. For the last few days I have been under the weather with my crazy digestive system giving me fits. With little energy to get out and about, I spent time revisiting some old folders and tweaking images that I never had bothered to process. Sunday, I found this one in a Caliente Creek Road folder and enjoyed working on it, so I thought I would share it here.


  1. Anita, hope you're feeling better soon!

    Wonderful rescue in the photo above. I love the long shadows that are falling left to right and the high contrast between shadows and light. Lots of shades and feeling of depth.

  2. Earl - Thanks. Nothing serious.

    There's only one negative with rescuing pictures. It makes it harder to delete files in the future. Maybe, someday.... At least that's how it affects me.

  3. Anita, I think you're right about it getting harder to delete files as you do more with ones that weren't originally first cuts. I perform a fairly severe rejection process when I first bring photos into Lightroom--I've thought several times I may be refecting a little too harshly.

  4. Earl - I could never be accused of applying standards too rigorous when it comes to deleting files. (That explains far too many external hard drives.) I suppose hope springs eternal would explain it.

    I will interested in seeing whether you find some winners among your potential discards.

  5. Your post inspired me--I am not feeling motivated to photograph, so I resorted to rescue-the-photo myself. It was eye opening. I found something that visually described exactly how I was feeling. Will post soon. Thanks for reminding me that sometimes you have to look back to see what's right before you.

  6. Mary Ann - I am delighted that I passed this thought on, and I look forward to your post. What a lovely way to sum up the benefits of an occasional glance back.


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