Friday, May 3, 2013

The Joy Of Editing


Anyone who has a camera knows that feeling of not getting what you wanted after a 'shoot'.


By choice, my camera is always set in the 'manual' mode, 
which means that the shutter speed and the aperture opening is set by me for each shot.


I have been doing this for years and still have a long way 
to go to feel totally comfortable in what I am doing.


Sometimes I 'nail it' and sometimes I don't.


And when I don't I either delete or edit. That is one of the advantages of digital.....
you can create something entirely different from the original intent.


So this is what I've done here with these photos
taken over the last couple of days.


The sky is the limit as to what one can do in an editing program.


I find it great fun to 'play' and 'build' with the original
and see what you can create.




23 comments:

  1. Editing certainly does teach us to hone our craft. I love that last image!

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    1. Hi Vicki! How are all the critters? I suppose you have your garden in? That beagle was a sweetheart and really hammed it up for me.

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  2. Me too - I love playing around with shots! You can completely change the nature of the original, which is pretty amazing. I like your shots above Jim!

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    1. Thanks Craig. Yes, editing does give us another dimension to play with. Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend! Hugs to Boris!

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  3. gorgeous shots. hey, would you link the chapel up to our "InSPIRED Sunday" it starts at 6 pm Saturday evening. the link is on my right side bar ... please? we would so love that. the more the merrier.

    have a great weekend. big big hugs. ( :

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    1. Sure Beth. Thanks for stopping by. Good to see you and have a great weekend.

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  4. I know exactly what you mean, Jim. I usually set my camera to aperture mode since I do a lot of landscape shots. But before I shoot, I also manually set the ISO, the white balance, and a couple of other features. And change them whenever the photo calls for change. And I think we are constantly learning new things with our cameras. But editing certainly does save some of those images that are not exactly the way we intended for them to be. And it can be a lot of fun, too! Love your collection, but I'm especially drawn to #1 and #4. Very cool shots!

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    1. Thanks Martha! I am impressed with your photographic skills and your growth with the camera over the short time I've known you. Your work is so clean and the composition is precise. There is more I can be 'setting' and sometimes I just want to keep it as simple as possible.
      Have a great weekend out 'shooting'!!

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  5. Isn't digital photography THE BEST? Who misses film? No one.

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    1. Not me!! I couldn't agree more, Debra!

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  6. I love to play with my photo's to Jim, sometimes just to smooth them out or bump up the color a tad. I'm just not at all that comfortable with my camera. Could be that I should probably read the manual! lol So I do a lot of picture taking on auto! I know I'm a bit of a cheater
    ps the church photo is stunning!!

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    1. I hear you Jen! There is a lot more I could be doing as well with my camera as well. One of these days......

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  7. Hi Jim!
    The binger is back, after catching up on all your recent posts! Does Pema have any advice for smoothing out ones life and not binging? I've been binging on the house and the finances this week. You always seem so calm and orderly as you go though your days!

    Fabulous capture of Sophie shaking after coming out of the water. I loved that photo, but I'll bet that you got damp! It was lovely to read about Sophie hanging out with you or Ron when you are sick. When my Mom was dying from renal failure, her little dachshund left her side only to take care of its most basic needs. Animals are such loving comfort. Mom's cat stayed with her throughout too.

    I'm not very enlightened, because I didn't quite get the empty boat post. I'd like to learn to rest in 1.1 seconds though ~ that would be very helpful because I have a hard time kicking back! Loved your trees in that post! And your red car in another ~ I can be present, but I'm usually accomplishing something while I'm present!

    I've gotten over my fear of flying, but I'm still struggling with driving. Yesterday when driving a strip of highway which I've driven 100s of times, and it's not much more than 2 miles total, I was reaching panic attack by the time I exited. Even playing spaceship captain about to take a slingshot ride past Jupiter into the outer planets didn't help! I would like to conquer fear of driving before I'm too old to drive! I'm considering drastic steps like hypnosis!

    I may not be able to post anything until Mon. or Tues. We're off to Black Hawk as soon as Terry gets home from work, and I have a very busy day between now and then.

    Have an awesome weekend! I am keeping Elaine and you very much in my thoughts. Take care!

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    1. Hey ~ I love editing too! I'm always excited to see what you and Ron do with your photos!

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    2. Hi Louise. One of these days you will get into editing.....as soon as have a spare moment!
      Thanks for 'catching up' and have a great weekend!

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  8. I love the beagle shot!
    Playing with photos is addicting.

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    1. LOL! I sure can be, Pat! So many possibilities, so little time!! That Beagle's name is Heart.

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  9. I need to learn editing!
    I'm so thankful for digital and the delete button. I would never pay for all the film it would take me to get one decent photo.

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    1. I know what you are saying, Terry! So much waste with film. Hey, if I can edit, you can edit.....easy as pie. You just have to decide what effect you want. Picasa is available through Google for free.

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  10. #3 has caught my eye ~~ it makes me think of a painting technique ~~ my jeans have that light touch of blue (in the air) I really like that. Sophie`s hair is reddish, almost glowing...nice work!

    Ron

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  11. I really like how the church photo turned out. It's a wonderful building. Thanks for sharing it in InSPIREd Sunday!

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  12. Late check in for last week's InSPIREd Sunday, but no worries--enjoyed scrolling through your recent posts. Enjoyed the variety and seeing your hometown through your camera. I'm a notice at editing, but am thrilled sometimes at what gets uncovered from my photos in the process. The major thing, I think, is be be a bit restrained.

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