More about the Road

Posted by on Jan 2, 2011 in Photos | 7 Comments

I was trying to work on that Last year’s leaves picture in the lightroom 3 quite a while, but I am just not able to get better results I did in pwp (Picture Window Pro). I do not blame lightroom for it, but my lack of experience with LR3 I do. Somehow I was hoping LR3 has pressure sensitivity when making masks. To me it feels it doesn’t have :-( Please, please prove me wrong.

On the other hand I have more than seven years experience with pwp. I know how to use tool properly, at least in the parts I do use. Here is the example of the black and white photograph from the yesterday, The Road 2011.

First is the image I made today with pwp and the second is image from yesterday.

Road 2011 - made in pwp

Road 2011m - made in lightroom

7 Comments

  1. Iurie
    Mon, 3. January , 2011

    Hi, Richo Happy New Year! I hope you solve the LR3 issue
    soon! Best regards, Iurie

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  2. Dirk
    Tue, 4. January , 2011

    Why not stick with the tool you know?

    Personally I prefer the second image, but that’s meaningless as it is just different. It all depends on what you are trying to express with the image and then the edit will become more or less suitable.

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    • richo
      Tue, 4. January , 2011

      Dirk, reason is simple. To learn new and maybe better things. I do not like stagnation.

      Reply
  3. Dirk
    Tue, 4. January , 2011

    Then stagnate with your tools and learn about photography perhaps instead? I can study cameras, software, printing forever, but does it really matter so much in proportion to the time and effort required?

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    • richo
      Wed, 5. January , 2011

      For my type of photography post processing tools are important. If I did invest 300€ I like to know how to properly use it.
      I also like to discover options which can extend possibilities of expressing myself better.

      Reply
  4. Dirk
    Wed, 5. January , 2011

    Sure, but all that delays when your expression will actually start. Your time is the most valuable and scarce resource in all this.

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  5. richo
    Sun, 9. January , 2011

    Time? I am not in hurry. We die eventually.
    For me capturing the shot is only part of the road to final expression. I prefer more images in series and I always modify what camera captures to express what my soul feels. For that I need my tools and knowledge to use them the way I like.

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