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Friday, September 28, 2012

Time To Get Back On Track

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.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos to display the differences! I use a few different photo editing programs also but none nearly as well as you! I like The Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo version 5 the best. Hope you can shake that cold soon. Leona in Florida

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

The new program is very good with these samples, I like both versions! Love PS and am really enjoying GIMP since I have some of the bugs worked out in it!(I am a longtime member of NAPP)I just do not take my photography too serious, but I do take a lot of photos! (especially of landscapes from the back of the motorcycle! LOL! None of them are nearly as good as yours! Have a terrific weekend and get some rest so you can shake that cold for good! Hugs to you and Pogo! Mat

Nani said...

Chicken soup and yea time? I hpw you can shake the cold before it gets bad!

I like the Photoshop version of the first photo a little better and the new software one of the second photo. I agree that the new toy and PS are good partners!

Feel better!
Hugs, Nani