Thursday, October 24, 2013

Red

Random 5 Friday:

1) Discovered that I really want a wider lens than my 35 mm.

2) Also discovered that I would like a macro lens. 

3) Do not understand why people rave about Lightroom's wonderful organizing tools.  Trying to organize photos in LR frustrates me no end. 

4) Took advantage of Topaz Adjusts half price sale a while back.

5) Putting colored borders around my photos is so much easier now.  A couple of clicks and I am done.  Before I was using Gimp to do it and I would continually have to fiddle to get my border to match my vision.  If I don't like it, it is very easy to do undo and start over.


For the Nurture Photography Autumn challenge, we could choose red or snapshot.  I chose red:













































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14 comments:

  1. Your randoms sound a lot like me....I'm always 'playing around' with my camera and computer programs for resizing and adding effects!! LOVE your 'red' shot.

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  2. lovely shot ... hope you get your wish list!

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  3. What are you using for borders now. I use Picmonkey. Your Fall tree is very pretty and the border sets it off just right.

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  4. Wide angle lens do come in handy....I wouldn't mind having one myself.

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  5. Beautiful, Beautiful photo. I don't know much about the tools you are talking about . . BUT - looking at your photo - I know they are all worth it.

    Happy Friday to YOU!!!

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  6. I really want a macro lens too! That's a beautiful bit of autumn colour!

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  7. Hi Abrianna. I'm going to look up some of the programs you mentioned. Right now I use Photoshop and Corel. Might be fun to find something a little different. :) Hope you've had a great week and are ready for the weekend. :)

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  8. Lovely snapshot and I really like the border.
    I have most of the Topaz filters. They are wonderful!
    I don't have Lightroom ... I use PSE and their organizer is pretty easy to use.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. I tried Lightroom but decided I'd stick with Adobe Bridge because it does what I need it to do.

    Great color in your shot.

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  10. I'm with you on the macro lens. I may start saving up for one (birthday money, Christmas money, eventually I'll get there!). I'm getting more at home with Lightroom and loving it. I didn't understand the organization at first, but now I see better what it's doing with folders. I like the way it backs up everything. I still have a LOT to learn, but I use it all the time now. I have no idea how to do borders. Your border on this photo looks great!

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    1. If I do get one it will be one that can be used for portraits and macro, not solely macro. More bang for the buck that way.

      I do not think you can add borders in Lightroom. I use Topaz Adjust (from Topaz Photo Labs) to do that. I move their dropper tool on the photo and when I see a color I want, I click and it appears. If I do not like it I hit the undo button and try again. The first border I picked was too pinkish for me as i had put the dropper on the sunny part of the leaf. When I deleted that option and clicked on a different part of the leaf, I got the deep red I wanted for the border.

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  11. Have never tried Lightroom -- with so many free online options to edit photos... you know.

    Love the red leaves on this tree Abrianna -- gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining in at R5F this week. xo

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    1. I have used the free options but one of my main frustrations with them was the lack of control for black and white photographs. Lightroom has controls for darks, lights, whites and blacks, which is important for b & w. And I have found that whites and blacks are helpful in color photographs as well.

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  12. Red is good! And I have camera envy of everyone. Enjoy what's left of this beautiful Autumn. Aloha

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