I finally received a replacement for my broken Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 first generation lens. I replaced it with the second generation lens.  And I decided that I needed to head out and check it out.

So I went east from Phoenix into the Tonto National Forest along the Apache Trail, otherwise known as AZ 88.

It is paved until just past Tortilla Flats where it turns into a dirt road for something like 20 miles until you reach the Roosevelt dam.

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Just east of Apache Junction, I saw this small butte off in the distance and decided to pull over and hike to the spot. And I found a composition I liked and decided to setup and take some photographs.

If you want to see the video of taking the shot, just click here to go to the video.

This video is of post-processing once I got back from my trip. I show you my use of Adobe Lightroom and Skylum Luminar 3 tools to edit the photograph.

The editing is quick, but it does explain how I approach the editing of a photograph, especially one that doesn’t require a lot of work! I hope that you find it instructive.