A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

A place for my photos and random thoughts

Posts Tagged ‘Lightroom 2

Looking back

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Purple

I do have a lot of images in my archives and am tempted to delete them and save disc space. However, before I deleted them I spent some time looking at the images I passed over asking myself several questions. What was there about the image I did not like? Did I expose it properly? How as the composition, the background? What could I do next time to improve it? And, what could I do now with the knowledge I’ve gained with software such as Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, that will improve what I’ve already got? It turned out to be a good exercise and was fun to experiment with Lightroom. this is one from the past. I cropped the image, adjusted the contrast, brush a bit more detail in the petals and posted it.

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April 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Photography, Plants/Nature

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Let’s See What This Does…..

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I’m learning to experiment more. And, that’s a good thing. Here’s why I say that. When I first started shooting digital I used Photoshop Elements 2 as my photo editor. Since I had the less expensive option to the full blown Photoshop package there were a few things I could not do. I therefore had a very simple workflow which meant I adjusted white balance in Nikon Capture then move to Elements. There I would crop, play with levels, saturation, and sharpen. Other than playing around with some filters, I’ve just stayed in that mode of post processing for the past 6 years. After buying the Macbook last fall I upgraded to Elements 6 and pretty much have the same workflow. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 28, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Art/Design, Plants/Nature

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Cone Flowers

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Cone Flowers

Cone Flowers

I have been revisiting images from the past a lot lately. Part of the reason is the ability Lightroom gives me in searching my archives and the second reason is I’m not shooting as much. This image was taken three years ago.

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August 1, 2009 at 12:01 am

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Cone Flower

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Cone Flower

Cone Flower

I wanted to post this image as like the colors but there are thousands cone flower images like this. I asked myself how I could I make this image different? If anyone has followed my photography over the past few years you will notice I do very little post processing. After some tweaking around with Lightroom 2 this is what I came up with. What do ya think? Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

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July 27, 2009 at 12:01 am