Open Spaces

We have a lot of wide open spaces here in Southwest Idaho. I usually do not find this kind of landscape beautiful or photo worthy, but I was recently challenged to take photos of things I see every day and wouldn’t normally shoot…and to make them interesting.

Here are a few of my Open Space Landscape attempts…

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The Spirit of Boise Balloon Fest was this week. I didn’t make it out of bed early enough to catch any of the big mass lift off, but I did chase down “the” shot one day. I had to get just in the right spot to get the balloon right where I wanted it. Unfortunately my camera settings were not where I wanted them and the balloon was dropping too fast. I grabbed a shot of the balloon and one of the Capitol and did the rest at home…

Trust Life…

Playing around in PhotoShop…I took a shot of the clouds opposite the amazing sunset and this is what I came up with:

Here is the original, SOOC: