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Neodigital Art | Update 25

photo edit

Photo edit

I’ve started this week with a screen shot to show the photo edit in Windows Live photo gallery. You can see all the tools you have for editing. I’ve cropped my photo for widescreen, increased the contrast, gave it more ‘highlights’ and increased the colour temperature adding warmth. I took this photo on Saturday with a wide aperture after the rain.

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You can see the finished photograph above. That was a photograph from Sunday. On Saturday, I found a canal to photograph.

Bilston Canal scene

I took this shot several times, the other shots don’t have the tree on the right, that gives it depth. I like this photograph, there was something growing close to the surface in the water; that gave it a different colour. It could almost be the English countryside!

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This photograph is of farm buildings. This farm is council owned and a run as a working farm which is open to the public. I also took photographs of Priory wood nearby, a mill pond and some of the other farm buildings. That’s a farm shop and the strange looking things in the foreground are to lock your bicycle to!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s photographs and there are more blogs on my home page. A Monday morning ramble was interesting…



10 responses

  1. Hi Mike, I really enjoy the before and after of the pine cone shot. Windows Live is a very effective tool.

    The pictures with the trees by the canal is fascinating. If I were taking the picture, I would have tried to eliminate the wall in the foreground from the picture, but I see how it gives depth.

    Thanks for another great lesson!

    27, September 2011 at 4:05 pm

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    I went back on Monday and took another shot with more of the tree in it! 🙂 Windows Live photo gallery is quick and easy and suits my developing style. I saw all the photos that were entered for the photo contest today. I can tell they have used Photoshop to make the sky or water blue in many shots. There are some really good photographs entered but I could still win! 🙂

    27, September 2011 at 5:33 pm

  3. Thanks for your explanation of what you were doing–as someone who knows nothing about photography, I really appreciate it. The canal scene is absolutely exquisite from the layout to the colors, and I can see how the tree in the background adds depth. I’ll be back for more lessons!

    27, September 2011 at 7:42 pm

  4. Your photographs are really nice. The perspective and lighting in each one makes them look professional. I get shaky sometimes when it comes to taking pictures. Thanks to your post, I now know that depth is important too.

    27, September 2011 at 9:29 pm

    • Hi Lanre,

      Thanks I get a little shaky too! I look for ways to steady the camera by leaning on something, keeping feet apart and so on. I always drive around a little before we take photographs because it relaxes me and so less shake. I think I’m developing a style now of more muted colours and I certainly don’t want photoshop type pictures with bright blue skies!

      28, September 2011 at 9:07 am

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