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    Dave, I bet I was wearing more clothes than you, down on the beach!

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    not quite sure if this idea qualifies but what the hey....the sign does have the word Christmas on it and it was taken today, but like a total idiot I forgot to use any fill flash so I had to do it in photoshop so I will disqualify it from the running, but it came out so nice figured I'd post it anyway..

    it was so nice (mid 50's) that i decided to take the long way home...




    also from the same location without the bike or sign...



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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    Photoshop here...No.

    If you need to crop, you aren't learning to frame your picture.
    Once you get into degrees, then it gets awkward. Keep it simple. Keep it focused (pun well and truly intended).
    There's enough farkling buttons on most digital cameras to play with as it is.

    This isn't a ludite stance (photoshop sits very happily on my mac), but the purity of these assignments comes from their simplicity of concept.
    And finally, do you want to increase the work load of SNC?
    It's enough that he critiques our images, without adding the need to analyse our software skills too.
    Hey Lamble, do your friends call you Steve Baker or Steven Baker? Just wanted to know as I think referring to you as Lamble is silly.

    Anyway, my friend, can you tell me which version of Photoshop is the best for a home user? I don't want to do anything exotic. Just clean up some travel pictures. There's a few with red eyes and some that are taken in the dark where the flash wasn't up to snuff.

    Thanks in advance!

    Your friend,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkasal View Post
    Hey Lamble, do your friends call you Steve Baker or Steven Baker? Just wanted to know as I think referring to you as Lamble is silly.

    Anyway, my friend, can you tell me which version of Photoshop is the best for a home user? I don't want to do anything exotic. Just clean up some travel pictures. There's a few with red eyes and some that are taken in the dark where the flash wasn't up to snuff.

    Thanks in advance!

    Your friend,

    Randy
    The basic home version has more than enough power for your needs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    The basic home version has more than enough power for your needs.

    Oh, great. More nightmares.

    Randy:

    I realize your question was directed elsewhere, but I thought that I would offer that I just purchased Adobe's Lightroom. It's really more for organizing photos, but it has all the basic photo correction stuff such as color, contrast, red eyes, fixing dust spots, etc. It's about 1/3 the cost of Photoshop. Just an FYI. As a Mac user, I was also very fond of iPhoto for it's simplicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    This is gorgeous and a quantum leap forward. I think I might prefer the lighting to be indirect, not see it's reflection in the windows. Possibly even lower wattage, though turning it away from the bike might suffice.

    Be interesting to see what colored lights would do. But I'm repeating myself. GREAT shot.
    Well, I didn't try the colored lights... I probably would have, but we don't have them anymore.

    Here is another try without the lights in the windows (longer exposure):

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    ...And here's another which I hoped would make the shed look more remote.

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    Something in between the two:




    I’m still not happy with any of these. My heart’s either not in it, or I’m just not seeing what I want to show.
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    I really like the middle one . . .

    Do you have a simple wreath for one window?

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    My Merry Christmas wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    I really like the middle one . . .

    Do you have a simple wreath for one window?

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    Thanks, Voni.

    That's a good idea. I have one on the front door which I could try.

    -Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    My Merry Christmas wish.

    Voni
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    Voni,

    That's the BEST!

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    Alex,

    These are great. I was going to say that I was leaning toward the first, but the third is growing on me. It seems that perhaps darker might be better. The second opens a lot of possibilities, not the least of which is the addition of a graphic or some text. Even without it evokes the emotion of solitude with warmth. Am I wrong, or is it a bit fuzzy? Perhaps just my old and whiskey-addled eyes.

    In any case, these are powerful images, and I hope the Foundation will give them their due consideration.

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