PESO - We're Here! Version IV
caguila at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 7 20:40:37 EDT 2009
Nice job, Marnie. The photo really pops now! I like it. Cheers, Christine
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Subject: PESO - We're Here! Version IV
> Heh, all this talk about post processing.
> Seems all the time I have been on this list there have been "grumpy old
> farts" complaining about the young whippersnappers who don't do "real"
> photography. Or if not that, how photography isn't real photography
> Hmmm, when I started about on PDML about 7 years ago, it was manual vs
> automatic focus. You can guess which group wasn't doing it right. Oh, and
> primes vs zooms. Then there was a progression of tripods vs shake
> digital vs film, etc.
> At the last NorCal Meet I saw people shooting their cameras with live
> with grids and Godfrey talked to a couple of us about long/night time
> exposures being improved by noise reduction. And explained how it works
> (thanks, Godfrey, I didn't know).
> I wasn't sure I had either, then I came home and checked. (I knew I had
> live view.) Yup, I can do a grid on live view (nifty, I love that, I am
> always crooked), and I do have noise reduction.
> Seems to me the tools just keep getting better. There are always
> downsides, but for me the upsides far out weight the downsides.
> Semi-relevant to this photo. After frank told me my PS skills hoovered, I
> downloaded some Lightroom presets and replayed with my photo. It is
> probably still too bland, not that well composed (it was a grab shot),
> but this
> comes much closer to what I was going for. I didn't just use a preset and
> leave it, I also fooled around in Lightroom development side bar. I don't
> think I've been giving LR enough of a chance.
> This would have taken me hours on my own. I am a happy camper.
> Comments, okay.
> Marnie aka Doe :-)
> We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when
> created them. Albert Einstein
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