September 28, 2012
Good morning. It's rather gray and damp this morning. Actually, it's raining off and on, but at the moment the rain is light. I tried begging off work this morning, but could not find anyone willing to fill in for me. So what else is new? I was hoping to get lots of rest and maybe get rid of this cold that is blossoming. Ah well, there's that old saying "There's no rest for the sick and weary".
The good part is that I can go home early, around noon time. This will be good because then maybe I can stop on the way and pick up a few things that we need at the house. I've been quite neglectful about doing the household shopping these past couple of weeks, and now it's time for me to get back on track.
I want to spend some time going through some of my past photos to pick out something for the November competitions at the camera club. This time the entries have to be printed and matted, and the deadline for entering is October 9th. I'm not sure why things are due so far in advance of the competition, but that's how it is. On October 9th, I should also find out how my last entry made out.
Today I will share a couple of photos that I was playing around with last night in my new software program. This first photo is an open silk weed pod. The first photo was done in Photoshop, and the second one was done in Color Efex Pro 4. They were both lightened a tiny bit with PS curves because the photo was taken in the shade and was quite dark.
My next photo is one that I showed you a few days ago. I re-did it again in Photoshop for this first shot, and then I did it with Color Efex Pro 4. The differences are subtle, and I like them both.
Each of these programs has some wonderful features. So it is no surprise that they work so well together to make a beautiful picture. My new program works with Photoshop 5 and up. I will have to check to see if it works with an older version, or if it works with Photoshop Elements, and will let you know. I got the "complete" version and paid $90 for it. As far as I'm concerned, it is worth the price.
Now it's time for me to get busy here. The Mrs will be waking soon and my work will begin. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.