One of the main attractions at the Valley of Fire State Park, in Nevada, is Fire Wave. It used to be hard to find, but now there is a trail with signage to help you get there. You have to walk through the rocks from marker to marker that eventually lead you to the most fascinating rock formation.
After photographing here pretty extensively last year, I challenged myself to find a new perspective.
In post processing, I slightly increased the detail in the rocks using Topaz Detail. I really like the intelligence of Topaz Detail. Instead of just increasing edge sharpness, it has a way of analyzing the image to determine which areas contain detail and which do not. So unlike using other sharpening tools, it doesn’t sharpen your sky. It only sharpens what needs to be sharpened. Pretty cool!
You can try out Topaz Detail for free and if you like it they are having a 50% off sale until the end of this month. That brings the price down to only $19.99. Pretty good deal for getting tack sharp images without adding noise.