When words…

I don’t generally post photos here for the sake of photos, as I’m painfully aware of my photographic limitations. However, I have to admit to being rather pleased with this one, so I’m letting my ego out for a bit of a run around. Please don’t bruise it :).

When words are not enough, let thought take flight
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13 thoughts on “When words…

  1. Someone has recently replied to the hints and tips blog post about taking awesome photos, it’s in need of a dusting down and updating but it should probably be made a sticky somewhere.

    Some of the photos I see are mind blowingly good, LL should take more advantage of this. Pictures really do speak a thousand words at time, that’s a very eyecatching picture.

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    1. My downfall is a toral inability to get my head around either PhotoShop or PaintShop Pro (although I get marginally further with the latter); there is a complete cognitive disconnect each and every time I try. I’m therefore reliant on the built-in tools the Viewer provides (and Will Weaver’s fantastic Phototools suite which brings them together). Still stuck at my screen’s lowly resolution, however, until the tiling fix sees light of day (hopefully some time soon).

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    1. Thank you 🙂

      I’m a regular reader of Strawberry’s blog :). My issue is largely getting my head around post-processing, so trying to improve my in-world techniques to minimise the need :).

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      1. You are very welcome =) I think you’re photo says you are definitely on the right path ! I’m looking forward to more !!

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        1. Thanks 🙂

          Most of them go to Flickr or my my.Sl.com feed. This i the first time I’ve posted a photo for its own sake. 🙂

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  2. Great pic! Post-prod is great and it opens up a handful of possibilities, but the viewers also offer a lot and tinkering a bit with inworld settings can make wonders. So, don’t worry! Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Lizzie

      Actually, in some respects (and being honest), I prefer the fact that I can’t use the tools of PhotoShop proficiently, as I’m in something of agreement with William Weaver (the creator of Phototools) that the tools in the viewer should enable good photo composition. What I’m striving to do is improve my eye for shots and develop a better sense of framing.

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  3. When I was at the university, i attended (quite systematically) the classes of its photography club and had the opportunity to learn quite a few things. Of course, You are right in emphasizing the importance of good composition (and the importance of the decisive moment, when shooting moving stuff). To be completely honest, the viewer itself doesn’t lend itself to great photography; it’s an ultra-wide lens, with the same perspective as the venerable Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S NIKKOR or the Canon 17-40mm f/4 L. These lenses are great for sweeping vistas, but wideangles and ultra-wides have serious limitations when one needs to go “up close and personal”.

    At any rate, the best way for someone to get great results is to know his/her equipment’s abilities and limitations. So far, You’re doing quite well; You have provided us with breathtaking imagery.

    As for post-processing… Although i’m fairly adept at doing things on GIMP (now) and Photoshop (back when i was using Windows), one has to remember that post-processing is successful only when no one can realize it was used. Personally, i crop, crop, crop to my heart’s content and adjust things with curves, very carefully and judiciously. Here, one could learn a lot from the likes of Ansel Adams.

    So, trust Your skills and build upon them. Your work is great already; keep it up.

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