Saturday, 25 May 2013

Grass Shot

Hi everyone!

I haven't posted much in the past weeks, but here is a nice shot I took of some grass that I thought I'd share with you. I hope you like it, and I should be able to get back to my normal posting schedule next week (hopefully!)

A vibrant photo of some grass in a rockery

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

First Attempts at Photoshop

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I wrote my last post here, but I've been working on my Photoshop skills, and have some results. I am using Photoshop CS2 at the moment, and it seems to do everything I need. I'm still getting a hang of it so bear with. All of these photos have been taken with the trusty D80, but have been shot in RAW.

There are many advantages to RAW, for one, no detail is lost in compression, which is inevitable when using JPEG, and, as it is the raw image captured by the sensor of the camera, it is possible to recover some detail from the photo that may have previously been lost, for example, by adjusting the 'sensitivity' of the CCD. Anyway, here are the best of my first attempts at Photoshop.

Cliffs in Rottingdean (near Brighton) (unedited version)
Cliffs in Rottingdean (edited version)
Stones (unedited version)
Stones (edited version)
This photo remained unedited, as the camera was set to JPEG when I took the shot,  however I thought it looked quite good so here it is nonetheless...

Waves hitting the side of a walkway in Rottingdean, near Brighton

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Beach Huts

I'm sorry I haven't posted up many photos this week, but the picture below I took yesterday with the D80, but I've modified it with the histogram in Paint.NET. It's been interesting working with the software, because previously the image was slightly overexposed, but shooting in RAW makes it possible to recover some detail that would be lost. I'll probably be working with Paint.NET over the next couple of weeks and I'll see what I can do.

The photo of these beach huts was very slightly overexposed, but it has been edited to recoup some of the detail