Good Results After All

As many of you already know, the past few weeks have found me experimenting with different settings on my camera.  You also know that it has been a frustrating experience for me.

However, even though I will need to continue to experiment, practice and learn if I want to get good results “straight out of the camera”,  there are many times that I can get acceptable results with software processing and manipulation.

This became clear to me as I uploaded the photographs that were taken in September of my neighbors Starfish Flower into my photography software program.  Those photos were taken on different days over a period of two weeks. Many photos were taken with different settings, with different lighting and in different weather conditions.

I went through all of the photographs and culled the very dark or blurry ones out of the mix deleting them instantly. After picking out six photos that looked decent I started processing them. 

I found that some of those images only needed a little contrast to make them more appealing.  All of them needed to be cropped, some more than others.

In the end I was left with six images that were inserted into a collage that was not only acceptable but gave me good results.

Now, if only I can remember this when I’m experimenting then my frustration might be at a much lower level. 

Please comment and share a time when you learned not to get frustrated because you remembered that the end result was going to be a good one.

Click here  to view a larger version of the collage and to read about the Starfish Flower.


10/30/2023 at 11:25 pm

The collage turned out great! I agree, frustrations are plentiful straight out of the camera. I spent a week in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2015 and when I got home and looked at my photos, I was pretty disappointed overall. Fast forward 8 years – I’m so much better with editing, I plan to revisit them all for some delayed gratification. I’m sure there’s some great stuff in there and now I have the skill to bring it out.

    10/31/2023 at 7:58 am

    Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate your visit and comment very much.

    Now, it’s time for you to get busy revisiting your photos from Tokyo and Kyoto and process them and…..

    Time for me to start working on this week’s Art Challenge!

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