|Yellow Wildflowers growing among Lava Rock|
I believe there are several stages to photography.
1. Planning the excursion.
2. On-site photography: composition and camera settings to capture the moment.
3. Post-processing to polish and develop what I saw in step #2.
On this occasion I only saw the potential during step #3. In the darkness of my digital darkroom the light sandstone mountains in the distance and the yellow colorful flowers came to life again for me and I recognized this valuable shot. This was a wonderful discovery that seemed to drop into my lap without any great effort on my part.