I dislike palm trees, intensely
I often call myself the “South of 10″ man, i.e., I’m happiest if you keep me south of Interstate 10. Interstate 10 runs from Santa Monica, California (a Los Angeles western suburb) to Jacksonville, Florida, and runs through eight states (west to east): California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Pretty much synonymous with much of that area below Interstate 10 are palm trees. I dislike palm trees, intensely. To me they are nothing more than an ugly telephone pole with some leaves a couple of hundred feet up in the air. Except for young ones; they are ugly trees with heavy, dense branches/leaves and lots of huge thorns. Why, oh why, would anyone want palm trees on their property?
This morning when I went on an early morning walk to Lake Murray (see The Goose Lady of Lake Murray), I was presented with a spectacular sunrise. Both the sunsets and sunrises for the past couple of weeks have been spectacular. Unfortunately, since I was walking, I couldn’t find a good location to get that spectacular sunrise picture. Here’s the best I got before the colors disappeared:
Aaack! Palm trees!
That’s the picture as it came out of my Canon 550D camera. Remember what my wise old grandmother said, though: “What comes out of a camera is just the basics to start with.”
I took the basics to Photoshop CS6 and used the Lasso tool, Content Aware fill, and the Clone stamp to get rid of some palm trees and then played around with the contrast and brightness to give me the following. Except for the missing palm trees, it more closely resembles what I saw this morning:
I left a couple of palm trees in so you would know that I really was south of Interstate 10. Of course, for all you know, this picture was taken in Alaska and I added some palm trees. Don’t worry. It’s really from right here in La Mesa, California. I’ve never been to Alaska……..lol
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Posted on September 6, 2012, in Adobe, Digital photo editing, Flora, How I Did It, Mother & Father Nature, My wise old grandmother, Photos and tagged california sunrise pictures, california sunset pictures, la mesa sunrise pictures, la mesa sunset pictures, san diego sunrise pictures, san diego sunset pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 61 Comments.