Grand Canyon tree

After working with sepia colors and pale tones in my last photo fix, I was eager to play with some vivid colors. I came across this photo taken during a trip to the Grand Canyon around 2002. I had scanned it into my computer several years ago and there it remained.

I finally got around to experimenting with the photo and was able to coax it into a finished product that I like a lot. I not only increased the saturation to produce rich colors, I also figured out fixes to get to the finished photo above.

The Picasa steps were:

  • Saturation
  • Tuning
  • Orton-ish
  • Comic book
  • Sharpen
  • Straighten
  • Crop
  • Tuning
  • Border
  • Auto-contrast

Grand Canyon tree original