With Britain stuck in its annual freeze & the weatherman predicting doom & gloom in the form of snow, I decided this weekend was my one chance to capture some snow pictures for the year. Batteries charged, wellies & tripod loaded into the car in anticipation, I went to bed expecting to see snow the next morning. As always though, here in the West Country, it rains. No snow & really not interested in getting wet, I decided to break out Photoshop.
I bought this a while back & have never really used it. It seemed a good idea at the time, but I never seem to get time to sit & learn. However with the rain falling hard I decided to follow the suggestions of one of my blog followers. I love receiving feedback on my pictures & getting some advice on how to improve them further is just what I need to ensure I learn more about this fantastic hobby.
Make sure when you have finished reading this blog, that you go & take a look at The Mofman’s Modes of Flight blog. Allan has some wonderful pictures & commentary that will take up hours of your time.
Anyway to the task in hand. My Sticks on a Beach blog a few weeks back was a bit of fun really, in that I had no idea what they were for (& still don’t) & was an attempt (i think) at being creative. Allan suggested that I crop in a little tighter & apply a brown duotone effect to the picture. Now as I said, having never used Photoshop I thought this was going to be a task & a half, finding my way around all of those buttons. Reaching for the Scott Kelby book I bought at the same time I discovered the instructions were on just one page. What an easy edit, & I think it has certainly made a difference to the final piece. I would value any new comments on my editing skills (or lack of – lol) & ways that I could perhaps make more changes to this or any of my photos. I have a steep learning curve to travel.
Its still raining, but I have had a lot of fun this afternoon, so I give you…
Some Sticks on a Beach – Part Deux. 🙂 Thanks Allan for the suggestion, I really appreciate it. Idea No 2 is in the planning. I need the tides right!