Back in July of 2007, I wrote a post about Mt. Evans, Colorado and included this image of an Elk herd we saw there: At that time, I was using a Nikon D80 camera and made this photo with an entry level 70-300 telephoto lens. I remember wanting to capture as much detail as possible, so instead … Continue reading Reprocessing a Mt. Evans Elk Herd panorama →
Do you have a favorite photo that you made a while ago? Perhaps with an older camera? If so, you may want to take a look at it and see what new versions of software and your revised tastes and improved skills can do differently.
This morning I reprocessed a photo that I made last October at Viera Wetlands. Below is a series of images that show you a progression from the original images to the final result. Look in the captions for each image for details on what I did, and scroll to the bottom of the post to see the most recent version. You can also click on these photos to see larger versions.
Lynn and I wanted another print for our walls and we both liked a photo of the Bass Harbor Head Light Station that I made on a trip to Acadia National Park back in August of 2014. Looking at the file in Lightroom, I wasn’t happy with the colors, and the resolution wasn’t quite enough … Continue reading Lighthouse Before and After →
When I’m in that situation I try to expand my frame by making a stitched panorama. It’s a common approach for landscape images – but it can also work for wildlife photos too
Probably the best wildlife photo outing I ever had was a little over 11 years ago on a dark and dreary day in Juneau, Alaska. I was using a Nikon D-90 camera and my telephoto lens at the time was the 70-300mm f/4.0 – 5.6 lens. To get the shutter speeds I needed, I had to … Continue reading Old Photos and New Software →
You may have seen the tragic news last week about a US Navy F18 crash in Death Valley. The jet was flying through Rainbow Canyon next to Father Crawley Point when it hit, killing the pilot and injuring seven bystanders. I feel a connection to this. One reason is because of my own Navy service. … Continue reading Father Crowley Overlook in Death Valley NP →
Skills and taste develop over time. Reviewing your older images for things you may want to change is a good idea. Just don’t spend too much time on post processing – leave enough for new images too!
… one question I hear quite often is “why post process?”. Their argument seems to be that the photos “straight out of the camera” (SOOC) are much better than they’re used to with their old point & shoot cameras and they don’t understand why anyone should waste time learning about software and processing photos on their computers.
I’ve been using Photoshop since sometime in the early ’90s, so I really have to stop and think when someone questions why I they should use photo software. My answer comes down to: Control, Quality, and Change.