Breaking dawn

We stopped at the Ingalls Homestead in DeSmet, South Dakota last summer. As in Laura Ingalls Wilder. This was the last place Pa Ingalls homesteaded. We spent the night in a covered wagon and woke up to this scenery.

The Ingalls Homestead in De Smet South Dakota Not So SAHM
Breaking dawn – ProjectEdit365 – 24 June

Other than the wind it was a perfect place. In the summer.

The original was dull. I wanted to show that it was morning so I used a graduated filter on the right top and warmed up that temperature. I increased the clarity and contrast of the whole picture and brought down the noise a little. I used an adjustment brush on the strip of trees and houses and decreased those shadows a bit. I also adjusted the temp of the picture towards the cool side just a little so the blue would show more through the clouds. I added the slightest vignette. The original:

24June

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