Today has been awful busy. It’s also the first day of spring, the sun shines, the birds is singing, the wind has gone, we have just been down to the Tees barrage in a shirt. I’ve put the laundry on and am praying the bikini doesn’t shrink.
Woke up this morning cleaned the truck………..well a little bit. I packed everything away and went to a local family owned garage,.I immediately felt at home, at last somebody I felt I could trust with my pride and joy. So it is booked in for a good seeing to next Monday. We then drove down to Stockton on Tees, a quick diversion into Morrison's for some basics like a paper, bread and Marlboro. After setting up………..I make it sound like a job …..takes ten minutes. It’s a ten minute job! Took the dogs for their second walk but there was nothing about to delay the pleasures of washing.
As Thousands of you………well, three………liked the Organ Pipe picture from yesterday I’ve reworked it properly or as best as I think I can. Passed the time whilst the tumble drier tumbled and the washer washed. The odd thing is that it is the only image from yesterday that could have done with an extra stop under exposed image throwing into the mix……………If you were being polite then you are about to be bored.
This is todays version………same exposures but I’ve added light from the top. Got rid of the wee spot light and repaired the plaster work…………cracks in walls can be good but I felt in this case they detracted from the subject. Usually the case…..If you didn’t see it through the view finder then it probably should not be there.
I know you think this looks a wee bit flat……………cos it’s been polished up. I then wandered across the way swapped the washing to the drier……..filled the washer up, made an ate a chicken sandwich then sharpened it.
Just in case anyone wonders………..you don’t have to do dhobi and prepare and eat lunch to sharpen images but sharpening is a necessity with digital……………Do as I say and not as I do…..It’s an art form on it’s own is sharpening.
The middle three organ pipes still have highlights blown stands to reason that’s how I fouled up. This is a five exposure image at two stops difference. Looked okay on the camera histogram. Just shows I should have bought a Nikon or just shows I wasn’t paying attention. What my school reports always said!… Not a chance. Olympus it’s you! Or Photomatix!… give us a firmware download …..Quick! To be fair five stops isn’t that much but ten is!!
I really would like constructive criticism. I can see a difference in this bad original hope you can . Click on the images and if you want to zoom in press CTRL + it will get bigger. This blog will be adults only from now on…..