February 05, 2013

color, quackers, and hills with hue


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photo by Donald Kinney

Those of you not on Facebook might not know that each day I also feature one photo as; "fresh out of the camera", or "one from yesterday", or when my batting average plummets--"one from a few days ago". The point being, I sometimes run-my-photos-up-the-flagpole-and-see-if-anyone-salutes. The reaction to this photo (above) really surprised me... Many liked it, perhaps accepting and/or ignoring the fact that it is obviously overly Photoshopped.



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photo by Donald Kinney

Now, here is a photo captured with another tried-and-true photographic technique known as "just being there". A great excuse for "going places".



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photo by Donald Kinney

A little, yes, but not too much Photoshopping going on with this image. Yep, at sunrise yesterday morning it DID look just like that. This is White's Hill, out the backside of my hometown of Fairfax, California.


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6 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Photoshopped! Oh my, who can I trust anymore?

AphotoAday said...

Hi SINBAD'S DAD (JOHN) -- Yeah, really, really, Photoshopped! I think the idea is to Photoshop to the point where the alterations can not easily be detected, but of course I went way past that point with that first photo. Heck, everybody else does it -- why not me, on occasion... But of course, you and I know that boosting colors is only a very small part of the general range of improvements that can be made with Photoshop. With RAW I generally underexpose just a bit so my colors get good saturation without blowing out my high values. Thank god for that Histogram.

nancy namaste said...

Some photoshop with crude effect. YOU do it with elegance and grace, inhancing your vision and not clobbering us with special effects or unnecessary technical wiz-bang-BS.

AphotoAday said...

Thanks NANCY.

photowannabe said...

Well, I like the artsy quality.
I always enjoy seeing what you post.

AphotoAday said...

Thanks, PHOTOWANNABE SUE!

 
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