Thursday, September 24, 2009

Here is a sample image comparison. The first image was taken in "sepia" mode using the conversion algorithms inherent to the Panasonic Lumic DMC-FC18. The second image was taken in full color and converted using the Google Picasa tool. There have been no adjustments to clarity, contrast or coloring. This goes to show what I have been saying. You must know your tools and how to use them. Some aplications and variations work in some cases. Other tools work better for different effects. When you are procesing images in your head, the camera or at your workstation... make sure you know whether a screwdriver or a hammer is the right one to use.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sepia Shrooms

I was out hiking this past weekend and found myself 5900 ft. up in a cloud bank hovering over Grandfather Mountain, NC, USA.  This would put an interesting spin of my photo excursion.  I had already decided I would make settings on my camera to capture images in sepia tone. I know I know... software can make that conversion back at home.  But I wanted to do two things. First, work my eye on contrast and form and exclude color from the mix.  Secondly, make some comparisons between my cameras setting for sepia and the software package I use for processing.  I'll post the comparison in a few days after I work it over for review.  In the meantime- take a gander at the smurf houses I found.  I am always amazed a the underside of mushrooms... the delicate nature of them is fabulous in structure and design.  It can change your perspective on it all.