PESO - We're Here! Version IV

Christine Aguila 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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Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 7:16 PM
Subject: PESO - We're Here! Version IV


>
> Heh, all this talk about post  processing.
>
> <rant>
>
> 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 
> anymore.
>
> 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 
> reduction,
> digital vs film, etc.
>
> At the last NorCal Meet I saw  people shooting their cameras with live 
> view
> 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.
>
> </rant>
>
> 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.
>
> http://www.mapphotography.com/PAWS/pages/here4.htm
>
> This  would have taken me hours on my own. I am a happy camper.
>
> Comments,  okay.
>
> Marnie aka Doe  :-)
>
>
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> we
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