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Some friends of ours are preparing to build a house at a magnificent location in Carmel with views that go from Carmel Valley to Monterey Bay. I was up there to check out the lot and thought I’d take some photos for a “before” picture. When I turned around to see what their view would be, I noticed that they looked at a meadow tucked into the hills of Carmel Highlands. I’ve been searching for a location to take photos of this beautiful scene for several years and had never found one that gave me a clear view of the meadow. It was, unfortunately, a hazy day and I didn’t have my tripod with me so the photographs I got were pretty blah. Now that I know this shot is available from up there, I can go back again when the weather is better and get a clearer image. But, I decided to have some fun with this one in Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro, and give it this kind of soft, mysterious appearance and I wanted to share it with you.
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The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 40D, EF17-40mm f/4L lens, 1/100 sec at f/19, ISO 250 on SanDisk Extreme IV Digital Film.