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March 6, 2014 – Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Thursday, March 6, 2014

One more from Point Reyes that I had lying around. Pretty sure this is the last one from Point Reyes I’ll ever be posting. Unless I, know you, go back there and take more pictures.

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August 14, 2013 – Grand Coulee, Central Washington

Grand Coulee

Wenesday, August 14, 2013

I didn’t get a chance to get a Telluride-area photo queued up for today, and for that I apologize. Instead, here’s a view of Grand Coulee, in central Washington state. (Yes, of Grand Coulee Dam fame.)

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August 12, 2013 – Makapuu Point, Oahu Coastline, Hawaii

Oahu Coastline

Still no PC. Don’t buy anything from Acer, people. Everything they make is garbage. I *have* my new PC, but it doesn’t work, and their support is not helpful.

So, back to the archives. Here’s one from Hawaii. This was taken on Oahu, at the very southwest corner. The names are fuzzy, but based on a quick Google Maps search, it looks like this is Makapuu Point, on the Kalanianaole Highway.

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August 8, 2013 – Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I apologize, I don’t have a Telluride-area photo queued up for today. I went ahead and upgraded my PC (so it will run Lightroom – the 8 year old or whatever beast I was using before just wasn’t cutting it), but it’s in the middle of being shipped. Fortunately I’ve got a ton of stuff in the backlog that I never got around to posting yet.

This was taken at Point Reyes National Seashore, which is a little bit northwest of San Francisco.

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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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