Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I am really learning a lot about my photography skills.
For example, I was told to get out of the automatic modes on my camera. Most of the thime, I would want to be using the Aperture Mode because it was the best mode for getting pictures with interesting depth of field qualities like this one
But unfortunately, everything came out looking muddy, like this:
When I took the picture I think it looked more like this:
SO I have been working with colors in a Photoshop like program called GIMP. With varying degrees of success. The more I learn, the more I want to go back to those I have already worked on and fix them better. I still have the original muddy images so I can. And likely will.
It's stuff like that that makes it impossible for me to ever be satisfied with woodwork I do or sheetrock and spackling or even trimming the hedges.
To start, here are some pictures from the town where my sone lives, Lafayette CO.
These first two are of a defunct motel, and as bad as it looks it is now residences for monthlies. So I processed it to monochrome because that just felt right.
These next two were of a reservoir near Boulder and I liked the way the sky looked. Later that sky would dump thunder, lightning, and rain on me. I didn't take this with my fancy Nikon DSLR but with my little Canon point and shoot.
My Daughter in law Carolyn is such a good mom. She started this summer taking Colin out every day to a different park in Boulder County for walks as part of the governor's 30 Days of Fitness. Every day for 30 days. I think when they left for their cruise, she was up to day 42. This was one of them.
And Mike went too because there was a lake to go fishing in.
And of course, the Grand Son!!
Others will follow. Just not tonight. That would be total overload.