How Red Were My Leaves

The others were green with envy.

On our first afternoon in Xian, after visiting a Catholic church- it was Easter Sunday (see this post: http://goo.gl/4pUHW )- we were taken to the Giant Goose Pagoda. In the gardens was this little tree standing alone, surrounded by all the green shrubs and evergreen trees. It stood out, well, like a red tree among the green.

I took two shots, neither of which pleased me, but I combined them into a single frame with Photoshop's photomerge, then added a sky to replace the washed out grey. There are a few other adjustment layers, for example the concrete and rock in the lower right corner were too bright, so I brought down the levels and adjusted the color channels to get a natural looking tone.

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