A couple of posts ago I published “A Walk in the Fall.” It was an unusual photo in that I usually try not to do much photo manipulation with my work other than what I would normally do in a darkroom. A bit of cropping, exposure corrections, colour balance, etc. With the “Walk in the Fall” photo I couldn’t resist the opportunity to capture the the beautiful mist and sky even though I knew I had to remove a fairly major power line (shown in today’s photo). Twenty minutes work with ON1 Photo Raw 2018 (I no longer use Photoshop) and I managed to get a pleasing result. Sometimes it pays not to put unnecessary restrictions on oneself.
With our cold, and rainy weather right now the workshop is the perfect place to be. The work in progress are a pair of sawhorses constructed with joinery – mortised, tenoned and wedged with no glue, nails or screws. I have spent my life telling myself I didn’t have the precision to do such work but when I recently reached the ripe age of 65 I figured what the heck. Lo and behold they are turning out okay. Just goes to show we are usually our own worst enemies.
I thought I would try doing some photos using a long USB cable from my camera to my laptop. I had limited success. I think the USB is too long and transferring data from the camera to the laptop would sometimes crash the program. However I did manage to get some shy birds bathing and I can see the potential shooting remotely if I can work out the bugs.
Revisiting my roots in black and white photography thanks to a nudge by blogger Deb Hunter. These are recent colour posts now given a black and white treatment.