Hi art friends.

In August 2016, I made a road trip to Toppenish to visit mom. We made two road trips that weekend: to the Toppenish Wildlife Refuge and took an unmarked Yakama Nation dirt road from Toppenish to Union Gap.

That was a summer of several wild fires in the area: there was one at the Firing Center and another just outside of Toppenish.

This photo is one taken on the dirt road. The buildings in the distance are Union Gap.

Using digiKam, I made the following edits: curves adjustment, white balance/sun, instant filter and moss overlay.  I really like the moss overlay. It’s quite subtle.

The initial curves adjustment was made right after the Haystack Rock at night photo and it turned this daytime shot into a trippy nighttime shot, which I want to remember for the future.