Monthly Archives: August 2011
This is the last of the pics from our trip to Aus/NZ with which I started this series of experiments with Lightroom on April 1. And the last of my ‘Pic a Day’ category. I’m going to start the 750 words ‘challenge’ to get my self back into writing. This will be my morning exercise for the next few months but will not be posted here. So, these postings will become less frequent though I intend to continue posting art progress (when I resume progressing that is: I’ve been buried in work for Surface Gallery recently; more about that later).
So, far from the best, but, last of the pics (for now):
On the beach at Glenelg. I’ve heightened the colours of the rock to bring them out. Stunning.
I suppose this is less a photograph and more of a created image. The purist side of me tends to squirm when a photograph is pushed this far so as to make the image so much less a likeness of the object. I’ll just have to learn to let my artist side shove the purist out the way.
For the remainder of our stay in Adelaide, Maggie and I rented an apartment in Glenelg, just back from Moseley Square. Last couple of times we’d been there our favourite perch had been the Starbucks in Moseley Square, where we could sit and look out over the square and the sea. As with most of the rest of Australia, Starbucks had disappeared, but another really nice cafe had just opened in the same place, so we got to enjoy the same view with even better coffee.
Another use of the coloured grad filter, adding a little more blue to the sky.
Two boats at the marina in Wallaroo. Hope the pilot isn’t too tall.
This is a first use of the colouring effect in the graduated filter in Lightroom. I dragged one down from the top to the rear sea level, reduced the exposure and brightness in it and then coloured it a light orange. Too much? Not sure.