PESO - We're Here! Version IV

paul stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Wed Oct 7 21:46:29 EDT 2009


Nice rendering. Well done.
Paul

On Oct 7, 2009, at 8:40 PM, Christine Aguila wrote:

> Nice job, Marnie.  The photo really pops now!  I like it.  Cheers,  
> Christine
>
>
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> Subject: PESO - We're Here! Version IV
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>>
>> 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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>> when we
>> created them. Albert  Einstein
>>
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