I just got back from another Aperture lesson at the apple store. Today I learned about this fan-friggen-tastic feature that does color block adjustments. I can use it to make the greens in a forest look more natural. I also started some work with raw photos and leaned about the curves tool.
My assignment for the time between lessons is to use the curves tool on 5 photos. I am also going to set up a SquareSpace account. Maybe I will be able to offer prints in the near future? This class is really fantastic for me. I am battling my anxiety and also getting even more passionate about my craft. I haven’t been this stoked about my work in several years. It feels great.
The Cliffs of Cape Lookout
Beautiful Shelf Fungus
These turned out kind of vintage and foggy looking. They didn’t pass my first look through of photos to post but I kind of dig them now so here they are! I wish I was good at identifying mushrooms. Maybe in my next life I will be a mycologist.
Some neat little specimens for all you mushroom and lichen lovers out there. I don’t know what any of them are. I just carry the camera. Hope you are having a great week!
It kind of catches me off guard when I talk to someone and they have never seen some of the trails out here. This is such an amazing place. If you haven’t gotten out to see the wildflowers now is the time to pack up the car and take a road trip. You won’t regret it.
Cow Parsnip, Heracleum maximum
High Dynamic Range takes three different exposures, combining them to create a photos where every part has optimal exposure. It sounds like it would work perfect for those forest trail photos where there are really bright sunny sections in combination with dark shaded areas. I must investigate this more.