There's a forest that lines the edge of Baker Beach. Much of it is dry and covered in yellow weeds and ankle-twisting pine cones, but towards a small ravine the ivy vines grow lushly up tree trunks. I gasped. A shaft of late afternoon light fell on a clearing and yelled: Take A Photo HERE.
I'd been looking forward to experimenting with some of these pics for a day now, so I set it as a reward for getting a set of standard baby edits done first. The little pic is pretty much the original with minor tweaks. I decided on a square crop because those dark, ivy-in-shadow areas were rather heavy and distracting. When taking the photo, I'd angled so as to bring the frame of unfocused foreground sun-lit weeds as high as I could to integrate those dark parts, but the weeds weren't high enough. Oh well. I could lighten them or crop. Right now I like squares, so there you go. I threw a glowy orange/pink texture over the square, so it feels very warm happy afternoony.