O.K. I've been trying to get a good shot of this old roadhouse north of Lusk, Wyoming for years. The Universe has ensured that quest will continue when all the cool, dramatic clouds scampered away or dissipated as the sun got closer to rising--the last of them can be seen behind the old roadhouse...cowards!
One thing about this shot is that some of you may ask why I didn't get closer to shoot the building. The reason is that there is a barbed wire fence running just under the frame of the shot. I stuck one of the tripod legs through to get a smidge closer but I won't cross onto private property--posted or not--without permission. It's just not done out here. If I could find the owner of the property I would ask permission and probably be told to shoot to my hearts content but the search for the owner continues.
Another thing about it is that this is the Jpeg file from a RAW + Jpeg Fine capture. I used a Cokin 2-stop graduated neutral density filter. Adjusted in Adobe Camera RAW, saved as a TIFF and Optimized as a Jpeg in Paint Shop Pro 15.
A lot of my problem with editing has been in the saving of files after editing and maintaining image size for printing. my best friend, showed me that my usual way of saving using 'Save As' was reducing the image size to such that making a print from that file would be next to impossible. So, being the best friend that he is, drug me kicking and screaming into the world of Understanding Technology and Changing The Way You Do Things. I didn't go willingly--or gracefully or with any amount of composure, but I did go. I'm still on the journey and have much to learn still.