This is number 25 in the series "Print-a-Day for 30 Days."
Yesterday was the hottest day of the summer and we are months away from falling leaves. I've always liked this photo because of the tree with colorful leaves and the bright blue sky showing through its bare neighbor.
The 2012 version of the Lightroom 4 process engine pulled significantly more detail and color contrast from this image than the older version that was used when I shot the photo in 2008. If you haven't revisited some of your favorite older photos with the new version of the software, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
I decreased the intensity of blue sky for the print version of this photo. One of the lessons learned from this 30 project is the screen is not capable of displaying all the blue tones that the printer is capable of printing. Boosting the sky to look great on the screen can lead to electric blue, unnatural skies in the print.