Thursday, February 6, 2014
I’m going to try to start taking pictures again. Here’s some snow and some trees.
Ok, we’re back in business! I got the new PC up and running, with a little help from my friends (thanks Dan!!). I haven’t yet transferred over my data drives and such, but I did quickly grab an image to use for today, while I was in my 2am fog, about to declare success and head to bed.
This is Bridal Veil Creek, along the Blue Lake trail (the trailhead for which is at the top of Bridal Veil Falls, at the end of the box canyon.) I figure it would be a way cooler picture of those flowers in the corner were actually blooming, but whatever, they weren’t.
This is a view of Dolores Peak and Woods Lake just after sunrise, in Uncompahgre National Forest, SW Colorado.
I just got Lightroom. Believe it or not, up until now I’ve been doing all of my image post-processing in Picasa. It’s (very) basic, but assuming your original image is in pretty good shape, you can usually get some pretty good results.
But, I got Lightroom. And this is my first ham-fisted attempt at using it. The problem is, my computer is old. Very old. And Lightroom doesn’t run very fast. Like, when I move a slider, it takes 4-5 seconds to see the result. This makes subtle adjustments just about impossible. (If you want to move a slider back and forth 4 or 5 times to get it just right, you’ll be sitting there for a couple minutes – for ONE adjustment. Yarrghh.)
So, I’m basically looking at upgrading my PC now. And in the meantime, there’s this one. I feel like it’s a bit over-processed. Also, I tried starting from scratch a couple times to se if I could replicate the results (to see if I really understood what I was doing), and I couldn’t come close (which means I don’t, yet.) Oh well, figured I’d go ahead and toss it up here, since I had it and all.
Vermilion Peak from just below Hope Lake.