The return to the desert has proven to me that the quest to paint the landscape is a futile one. Not that I have ever tried, I’m not that kind of artist, and I’m not even interested in developing those kind of technical skills. What is more interesting to me is the way in which technology can be orchestrated to not only capture, but amplify the extraordinary visual displays produced by nature and the world around us. This image was produced by my Panasonic GH2, with a few tweaks of the dial, and later, enhanced using digital photo manipulation. Not that much I’ll assure you, but enough to push color, depth, and shadow a little further.
Perhaps this is what you might see in the desert with a bit of Peyote enhancement, but who needs Peyote when you have Photoshop.