December (2003) saw me on my first business trip to Australia. I had a lot of fun taking obligatory shots of the Sydney Opera and the harbor bridge and just walking the streets. I got a lot of very colorful shots of unfamiliar flowers in the Conservatory Gardens, which appear to have been helped along by some injudicious use of the contrast and saturation sliders, their history lost to my early Photoshop zeal.
More high-contrast, high-saturation fun with the 5-MP Konica-Minolta Dimage in November, 2003.
I’m not sure how much I ruined the original jpeg file here, with contrast and saturation sliders, but I do remember the leaves looking like this with the California sun illuminating them from behind.