PESO - We're Here! Version IV
DesJardinS at wlu.edu
Thu Oct 8 07:58:25 EDT 2009
Nicely exposed, I like hop the colors pop. They need little scythes ;-)
From: pdml-bounces at pdml.net [mailto:pdml-bounces at pdml.net] On Behalf Of Eactivist at aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 8:16 PM
To: pdml at pdml.net
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 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.
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.
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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