For behold, the wealth of Nature lying at your—er, my—feet. I took this last Wednesday at Taos Valley Overlook on a fairly muddy walk. Haven’t been out since. In the next 48 hours, we should get another dose of snow and single-digit lows. That may freeze the ground good and hard so I can hike without leaving at dawn. Not that I have, but that’s what it would take to avoid the mud.
This is also the first photo I’ve cropped and tweaked using Photoshop CC, which stands for Creative Cloud. It’s a $9.99 per month subscription for Photoshop—and that’s a special price—which is how Adobe does it these days. I decided to try this for a year in order to try out the latest features. You can’t buy the software separately any more in any case. So far, I think the app is great. The cropping tool functions in a completely different way than before and works much better. That’s a good thing, since cropping is such an essential practice in photography. I almost never don’t crop an image, so you see what I mean.