I had to deviate from my Ireland posts to show everyone what a beautiful fall day it is in Bellingham, Washington…and also ask a question about HDR photography. Recently, I found the HDR Toning option in PhotoShop. I’ve used it on a few of my photos, with some manual fine-tuning. I’m not sure if I like the results yet or not. I haven’t yet tried the traditional method of taking several photos and using software to combine the images into an HDR image. Any thoughts on methods that work well or produce a good result?
The red of the roses was deep and perfect. Perfectly boring – just like most things that are too pretty. The sepia added a bit of nostalgia and interest for me. Plus, I wanted to play with “dodge and burn” in Photoshop, and I liked the effect better on the sepia.
I don’t know why I’ve been so fascinated with flowers lately. If anyone were to stumble upon my blog right now, they’d think this was all I did. Which it isn’t. This weekend, the goal is to get some decent after dark art in Seattle. Must find new material….
Apparently I had been so focused on my editing that I didn’t see the blizzard happening out the window behind me. This gives me a couple of reasons to be thankful.
First of all, we were blessed with snow on a day I don’t have to work. Secondly, I got to practice taking pictures with the Canon with the added challenge of reflected light off the snow. I think we’ll definitely need a lot more snow for me to get this figured out…maybe some trips us the mountain…for the sake of learning, of course.