Slightly enhanced duck image
to use digital photo editing toys is even greater when you can see how
an average image comes alive with a little time, talent, and the right
combination of software programs, (Apps).
The original duck picture, taken Sunday at the Rubber Ducky Derby, was
dull and muddy, losing the personality of the duck that was swimming
around checking me out as I stood on the boat dock.
The original is upper left
Altered versions were made using Color Splash Studio, HDRtist, and a very handy app called LinesmART. Then ImageTricks Pro was used to blend combinations of those 4 images with additional variations and transformations into one final image.
Then it was time to ‘pump up’ the image to blog publishing quality with Preview, finally resizing all the images for this post with another little App called ResizeIt to make them a suitable size for uploading to Google Docs. After writing, editing, doing the page design, copying and pasting it into the Blogger editor, making a few formatting changes, and publishing to Blogspot, we have the perfect duck picture at the top of the page for you to see.
More Image Fun
by the Treehouse sign has been the subject of many pictures this year. I
found it attractive today as the balls on stems reached out of the
shade toward the bright blue sky. I did a little adjusting here and
there to get the image to convey how it looked to me when I took the
Natural Is Good, Too
One of my favorite
moments in viewing the results of a shoot, is when the light, the
settings, the depth of field, and the colors form a perfect picture that
requires little, or no adjustment. This little rose is today’s example
of everything working together to produce the ‘perfect’ picture.
There are 5
blended altered images used to get the look I wanted in this picture of
Mt Lassen and the ridges of rising foothills leading to it.
This blue jay
had an attitude that is better illustrated now that the image has been
altered by a hand full of Apps. Just a few Apps were blended to get the
scrub jay to stand out.
These flowers looked pretty good just plain, but I thought I would see what a little playing around would produce, an I am glad I did.
The first image,
(left), is the original. It’s a nice shot, but with a little help, it
could be a good portrait. 3 different Apps were used to create the
center image. The first 2 images were then blended to create the more
lively final image on the right.
Oleander Extract Abstract
Then there are
some pictures where I see just a portion that somehow speaks to me and
asks that I take it to another dimension, so I crop it and transform a
piece of leaves and blossom into an image that engages my eye and
The song today is in black and white, but it is relative in it’s own ways.
Today’s Relatively Appropriate Song;
Many Viewpoints Blended