Blue Skies with Wisps of Clouds Above the Sonora Desert by Mark Stevens Via Flickr: One of the many impressive views while walking around the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This is a view to the northeast not long before I walked up to the bighorn sheep area.
The Rugged and Jagged Landscape of Bushmaster Peak (Black & White) by Mark Stevens Via Flickr: A conversion to black & white using a “business portrait” recipe with Silver Efex Pro 2. With some adjustments of colors in the filters and a slightly muted/faded feel, I settled on this for the final look. What drew me into this image wasn’t just the tonal contrasts across this desert landscape but how the shadows added their own complement, even with something as small as the many saguaro cactus across the mountainside.