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So it wasn't so brutally cold this one morning (some mornings ago, I don't know when right now). I was looking for something interesting and in this backyard I could really only see this sparse tree with the sun still shining on it. I'm still using manual mode so I tried to see how low I could make the ISO and then I kept the aperture low (maybe a little too low, now that I think about it) and the shutter was a little higher because I was cold and I didn't want the images to blur because of a shiver!

I took a bunch of pictures and it was a couple days before I looked that them. I went through and found maybe 3 that I really liked. Then I threw them into Photoshop to see what I could do. I really don't know how to do much in Photoshop, except fiddle with the curves and exposure and black and white. So with this image I adjusted the curves a little and it really boosted the colour! I didn't do anything with exposure here and I have another version I converted to black and white after this.

When I compare this image to the original... the original just looks so grey! They just seem to lack life and vibrant colour I can see with my own eyes.

Anyways, I think the next time I do anything like this I'll make sure the aperture isn't so damn low. All part of my learning curve I guess. It's about the only way I'm going to learn what the pictures will look like before I even take them!

5 blog comments below

Looks good, TG. I will say this this - learning is a lot of fun. Digital sure beats the film days.
standready on Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:24 am
I use Adobe Lightroom to adjust photos than Photoshop.
Maybe you should try it someday.
rx9876 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:32 am
I'll have a look at Lightroom and see what it's all about and how to use it. Photoshop is a bit of a monster that I don't really know how to use. With the version I do have I've had fun in the past removing objects from pictures (like a whole person!). Good times there Smile
TheGremlyn on Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:14 pm
If you'll do some huge adjustments to a picture,
Photoshop is the better one.
Photoshop supports 32bit computer till the current version.

If your want to adjust the exposure, fill light or something easy to a lot of pictures,
Lightroom is easier and faster tool to achieve the goals.
The 32bit computer cap is version 3.
It's version 5 now.
rx9876 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:45 am
Good thing we mostly have 64 over here. Maybe my first computer was 32bit... I was totally behind the technology curve, mostly because I didn't have a lot of money.

Anyways, I have Lightroom 5.2 now, I've peeked at the layout of the program and played with some of the settings I saw with one of my photos. I don't really know how to use it yet but I'll just have to mess around with it, maybe Google some tips and tricks.
TheGremlyn on Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:30 pm

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