week four — warmth
it’s cold and snowy in chicago, and i’m sick. so this week’s picture is going to be one that represents warmth.
this is another picture that i took on my road trip this september (fair warning, you’ll probably see a lot of pictures featured from that trip in this series). it was taken the first morning i got to bryce canyon, and it was the only time during my stay there when it wasn’t cloudy/raining. the sunrise was spectacular, though, and it made the trip down to utah worth it.
side note — i always shoot in RAW format, and this picture is a great example of why doing so is so powerful. the picture below is identical to the one above except for the fact that i adjusted the white balance in post-processing. no quality was lost in doing so, and the result is drastically different than the original. i don’t think this “cool” picture is quite as impressive as the “warm” one, and it certainly doesn’t capture the moment that i experienced while i was standing on that cliff watching the sun peek above the horizon, but it does illustrate the power of RAW post-processing.
identical to the above picture, but with an adjusted white balance