previous blog post, I presented images from the Lumix FZ35 that had
been subjected to the program called FX Studio. For tonight, I have
switched to a different App, called FX Photo Studio. The names are similar, but the Apps are quite different.
It is a
more fully featured program than the one called FX Studio, and I can
get lost in the minutia of detail and color tonal choices, in addition
to the masking and layering. The next thing I know, hours have gone by
while I am putting just the right shadow color on a particular curve of a
I know this program
well enough to sometimes get fast results, if I can visualize what I think will be the
perfect enhancing set of available layers before opening the program.
The main thing tonight, was to see how the Lumix FZ35 images reacted to the various processes that are part of FX Photo Studio.
itself has effects that can be used while composing some shots that tell their stories better with the addition of a bit of pizazz.
‘camera magic’ to enhance the colors and dimensions of the yellow and
pink flower pictures, above. The available light was of the sort that
dulled the colors in the camera viewfinder, so I used the High Dynamic
Range feature to ‘liven’ them up a bit.
some extra space this weekend in my schedule. Or, I should say that
there was an opportunity to devote some attention to whatever project
tickled my fancy on Saturday.
Just as soon
as I had that thought and spoke the words, I began filling my Saturday
schedule with a bunch of creative pursuits. Like finishing the words and
melodies to the 2 new songs that John and I started earlier in the
week, or finally making the video of me assembling a few solar powered
projects, or spending some time exercising my cartooning muscles by
sketching out a few ideas that have been hovering around my sense of
humor like blowflies.
I think I will the the muse decide after breakfast, tomorrow.
(to get back to todays photo experiments), my favorite images are the
ones where I have captured a moment, a thought, or story, simply by
combining light, action, color, shadow, purpose, and personality in a
composition that perfectly suits the camera and settings perfectly, and
needs no further development.
That would be
the case with the picture of John, (above), changing strings on his
cherished Fender Stratocaster, while surrounded by the instruments he
makes, that are cherished by symphony violinists.
a fantastic world this is. Filled with wonders of nature and the works
of creative people like a marvelous storybook, all this magic is ours to
behold and celebrate.
And now for some amazing, creative technical knowhow, creativity and application...
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