The West - robertsjohnj

Yucca Brevifolia (Joshua Tree)
Great Basin, Central Nevada

This area had a few hundred acres of Joshua Trees but nothing like Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert of California.

Thanks for the comments on yesterday's Daffodil post. And for the condolences for my ailing laptop. I've put it on a low stress regimen. And I've already started shopping for a new one with the most humongous, ginormous graphic processor available in a laptop.

Yesterday's post started as a typical yellow Daffodil still life but when I started to process it, I saw it was poorly focused in some key areas. You can see the original here: http://robertsjohnj.smugmug.com/Working-Folder-2/sand-box/15708657_Zu4pk#1205985772_x2zQR-A-LB
I started messing with it again a few days ago to try to salvage something from it. I converted it to black and WHITE!! in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 (which I had downloaded just a few hours before). It looked good to me and the focus issue wasn't so noticeable. SEP2 has a new feature that allows you to bring back however much color you want and where you want it. Hence, the yellow blush in the throats of the flowers.

PS: Today's post was also done in SEP2.

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