Things are finally starting to come together in the new home. I’ve got the office up and running and the internet is flowing through the veins of the house. It’s so nice to have a place that truly feels like my own. This is the first time in the 34 years that I’ve been alive that I’ve lived in a house that wasn’t attached in some way to someone else’s home. So, when I was installing the VESA mount for my TV last night at 11PM, I hadn’t a care in the world. :)

As for this image, I just wanted to share something and say Howdy to all y’all. I nabbed this shot as the sun was settings in Valley of Fire this past September. I was especially fond of the way the road bisects the land. It had me inspired by Barry Blanchard and his wonderful series of desert roads. We’ll get out there together soon enough, brother. I’m sure of it.

In terms of processing

This is a seven exposure tone-mapped HDR image using Photomatix Pro.

I applied a small amount of Golden Hour Enhancer to the entire image and a customer Tone Enhancer to the foreground. I also cooled off the top of the sky with a Blue filter. All in Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.3.

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