Saturday, February 15, 2014



Shot with the 200 micro nikor, largely backlit in my kitchen.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Buttercup Redux

This and the previous image have one thing in common, both have minus clarity in Adobe Camera Raw. Mind you, the amount is small, the effect subtle, but also important to the image. What's the feeling about using this in this way and in this amount - cheating? Tacky? Fine?

Is it as legitimate to turn clarity to a minus as it is to ramp it up and what does this say about increasing clarity - is that just as inappropriate or perfectly ok? What if the degree of minus clarity was taken to an obvious degree - what then?

And Now For Something Completely Different

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Oven Door

Above is the first version - actually closer to the true colour of our very dirty oven door, but various edits later and a decision that the image was too warm and I have the result below. To produce the second result, I took the edited version of the above and saved as a TIFF, then brought it into Camera Raw and adjusted the colour temperature to cool it off a bit.  I suspect that ideal will be somewhere between and it's clearly a work in progress. The journey has not finished.

and the last is a reshoot later in the day with less light from the front of the glass.