The space between the hills behind my apartment complex seems too small to be called a valley, but I don’t know what else to name it. Anyway, It’s a lovely place to take a walk and, when the light is cooperating, to make some photographs.
This panorama was made from my living room window. I had to cut out quite a bit from the bottom because there’s a parking lot and an unattractive field. This would be nicer with some figures in it, but I wasn’t lucky enough to catch anyone taking a walk on this lovely morning.
My camera does 16:9 photos natively, but I cropped to about 2:1 in computer to get the framing I wanted when I was making the photograph.
I photographed this tree with the Velvia film simulation, but it was over-saturated for my taste. I prefer this version using the Classic Chrome simulation.
Off the main road is a walking trail that very few people use. I’ve never seen anyone on it besides myself, but it must get the odd hiker. Off that small trail is a little clearing with a few trees. This is my favourite tree in the whole valley. This would be a fine place to build a little shed with a stove and a cot in it.
I made a black and white version of the photo while the camera was still on the tripod. This is Fuji’s Across simulation. I can’t decide which version of the photo I like more. I’m leaning slightly towards the black and white version, but it seems to depend on my mood.