Grizzly Prickly Pear Cactus-Picture a day #35

We spent the day at Springs Preserve(http://www.springspreserve.org). Beautiful weather warranted being outside. Springs Preserve is located in the heart of Las Vegas. It’s water source was the reason that Las Vegas began as a watering hole for weary traveler’s years ago. They also have cactus gardens and gardens of other plants and trees that do well in the desert. So here’s an image from our visit.

feb12-grizzly-prickly-pear-L.jpg
I
SO 1000 ƒ/5.6 T 1/2000

Here’s the saved jpg from the RAW file:

IMG2010-Version-2-L.jpg

Here’s a screen capture of my edits in Aperture:

cactus-L.jpg

Didn’t do to much, I’m amazed at how well a simple levels adjustment helps the image, if the exposure is in the ballpark. I find that using auto levels when the exposure is off a few stops makes things weird.

Here are a few other snaps from our day:

IMG1911-L.jpgIMG1939-L.jpg

IMG1960-L.jpg

IMG1950-L.jpg

IMG2007-L.jpg

and there are a few more in the SpringsPreserve12 gallery

Comments are closed.

Disclaimer: Every so often a link will appear in the text to a few merchants that I’m an affiliate for, Amazon.com, On1Software, Smugmug and NETWISP HOSTING. I do earn a small referral fee from those purchases that the user clicks through to. Thank you for clicking on through! Nothing here should be construed as medical advice, but only topics for further discussion with your doctor.

Hosted by NETWISP RELIABLE FAST HOSTING