Last night I estimated that high or highish water would coincide with sunset. I set off down to the coast, sounds like a route march, it takes fifteen minutes. My estimation was a bit out but I’ll try again tonight as today is the last sunny day for months. It should be perfect tonight.
I have been looking at a RAW converter called Capture One. Capture One have introduced a cut down version they call Capture One Express. I have a sixty day free trial and am impressed with it. The work flow is totally different to ADOBE’s. It has camera profiles for many top end cameras and lenses so if one has a camera that it recognises then editing is a one hit one click job. I have played around but I often end up with it’s original suggestion. Like any different software it does require one to find and remember where all it’s doings can be found….A bit of a pain for someone of my limited mental capacity. I waste fifty percent of my little grey cells shouting rude words at the computer which is not productive.
This is the interface. One just has to forget ADOBE and it is simple and logical. It is just a RAW converter so doesn’t use Layers like Photoshop. The full version is very expensive but a drop in the ocean when one compares it with PHASE ONE cameras. Come on Camelot…….draw my numbers out and make a man with a poorly tummy a happy man with a poorly tummy.
PS Elements 9 processed. With a bit more pushing and shoving in Elements I could achieve similar results. This is just processed in Elements RAW converter but sharpened in Elements editor using unsharp mask.
The camera was set up on a tripod with cable release and mirror lock up. I didn’t bother blanking the view finder as it was not sunny and bright. The rectangular bit of plastic is an ND Graduated filter. It allows one to darken the bright sky and save highlight blow out. This one is 0.8 density to clear. To convert density to stops multiply by ten and divide by three.
I bet you really enjoyed all this…….I am probably being a little presumptive…..Anyone still here?
Over the past week or so I have stopped copywriting images. They are free at this size. Full size they will cost a fortune. I would like a Phase One, Leica S or ALPA camera.
Bet you enjoyed all this.