PESO - We're Here! Version IV
pnstenquist at comcast.net
Wed Oct 7 21:46:29 EDT 2009
Nice rendering. Well done.
On Oct 7, 2009, at 8:40 PM, Christine Aguila wrote:
> Nice job, Marnie. The photo really pops now! I like it. Cheers,
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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.
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> exposures being improved by noise reduction. And explained how it
>> (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 we
>> created them. Albert Einstein
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