I remember back in the day I wasn’t any good at Photoshop (not that I’m a pro now, but have a little better understanding what does what) and I’d change around my photos, save them in the crappy edited version and overwrite the originals – bad idea. You always want to keep the originals as is – if you’re planning on gussying them up, save it as a new file. You’ll thank yourself for it.
This file was one that died on my original hard drive back in the day, but was saved on my Webshots page thankfully. Unfortunately, it was saved in a smaller format that lost a lot of the detail. One of the things you can do to bring a pixelated photo back to life is to overlay textures on top of it. You can still see some of the boxey shapes that make up pixelation, but an overlay of a nice texture can fix it up a bit (along with a few other photo processing techniques). HERE is the original.
It’s not often that you see a place so desolate that just goes on for miles and miles in every direction, but Lake Manyara was like that. There was a lot of wildlife there, but it really made you realize how small you were. The animals were all bigger than you, and you’re cruising around in this Land Rover type vehicle trust a guy you’ve never met in the middle of Africa to get you to where you needed to go.
I wanna say I snapped this just popping out of the truck on a quick ride down a hill on the way to Tanzania. The photo actually got cropped because it had about half the picture above with fog and I thought it took away from the picture as a whole. If you look closely you can see a truck and a few folks walking on the left side, I didn’t notice it till I got it in Photoshop to dig around a bit.