OK, folks! This was a semi “spont” exploration. We decided to head south on the I-15 (heading towards California) and take every exit to see what we would find. Since the freeway traverses mostly desert for it’s first 200 or so miles, we had a general idea what we would find: nothing, lots of dirt, lots of cacti, and lots of old, deserted buildings and machinery. We were not disappointed. But rather than bore you with any of that stuff, I plan on boring you with the freeway itself. Actually, under the freeway. I loved this spot we found. The noise of the cars and trucks passing over head was earth shaking and seemed somehow dangerous. So here we are: Under the freeway!
Since I was on vacation last weekend (actually at a wedding in Paso Robles CA) I am late in posting Week 1. As above, it is the closest to straight out of the camera that you will see this month. It was adjusted for highlights, shadows, blacks and whites, then an overexposed area was cloned out lower left and a streak of light was added coming in from upper left. Below, for week 2, a preset was added called Dirty Dream. It added a bit of misty, out of focus haze, especially across the lower portion of the image that I liked. There is also another layer that adds depth to the effect.
So, please go visit Robyn’s Captivate Me to view the other submissions for this challenge. The first Sunday of each month starts it anew. You take one of your own photos and, each week, process it differently so that on the fourth week you end up with four different versions. Take a look at all the submissions and join in!