Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The view from ... ?

Guess, anyone? Looks like I've been to an exotic locale and didn't let you know I was going, doesn't it?

I will tell you that I took the photo, uploaded it from the D5100 to Flickr, opened it in Picnik where I altered it with two effects, vibrance and HDR-ish, then I cropped it as a square before putting it here on the blog. Then I looked at it for a while and decided to try to clone out the upright that is on the window pane. That's the photo you see at the top of the blog. I tried to clone it out, and for the most part, I'm pleased with the results. Well, sort of pleased. It's not easy to find colors and directions that you can use to cover up what you don't want visible.

Here's the original photo, straight from the camera.

OK. I'll spill the beans. My living room has four windows which look out onto the sidewalk that goes from the building's front door out to the sidewalk along the street. I pulled the blinds up on the east-most window and liked the look enough to grab my camera and take a few photos. I distinctly thought, "These should be fun at Picnik!"

So, I'm not crazy just because I thought this would be fun to play with at Picnik. You can see why when you look at the altered photo above, can't you? Hope so. Such outcomes are one of the reasons I adore taking digital photos and having a great camera to do so and then having a great computer, my beloved iMac which I have named ALL, a place to get busy with my photos.

No, I'm not crazy. I'm keeping myself sane.


Birdman said...

Sanity... it's fine goal. Good luck, some days it ain't easy!

parker said...

I see that your having a fun time exploring the editing tools offered by Picnic. Sounds like a great way to while away a few hours!

Randy said...

These are great I really like the feel of the shot! Very tropical.

lizziviggi said...

Oh, I love what you did here! I need to play with my photos more.

Jack said...

Gee, you put a lot of work into it. I usually figure that if the shot that comes out of the camera isn't close enough that I can use it with a little cropping and adjusting, off it goes to the scrap bin!

Michaele said...

Love your last comment. How true! So lush and green out your window : )

bfarr said...

I like your experiment...

BTW, I meant to tell you that the road into the river will be removed in its entirety when the work is finished.