Posts Tagged: Dolores Peak

August 7, 2013 – Woods Lake and Dolores Peak

Woods Lake and Dolores Peak at Sunrise

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.

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