Night Garden

On the same property where are the solar-powered lamps that I shared with you last month are decorative lights that surround a sculptured montage of rocks, succulents, and waterfall. When walking by this evening, I decided to stop for a shot—several, actually.

The Featured Image is my selection of the set, and it is edited to taste. While taken after sunset, the original photo isn’t nearly as dark. I amped blacks, dehaze, and highlights, looking to more strongly contrast areas of light and dark—particularly shadows upon the stonework and light on the greenery.

This one comes from Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, at 8:16 p.m. PDT. Some shots were taken with Night Mode on, but I turned it off here. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/15 sec, 23mm (film equivalent).