Sunday, February 20, 2011
On my sidebar you will see a blog related to photography [Finding Another View]. The blog owner, Scott Law shares some of the most amazing images. Please take the time to go to his blog occasionally and enjoy his work - http://www.scottlawphotography.com/
Each week he posts a photo related to sunsets [or sunrises]. I've been trying to organize myself to do a 'Sunset Sunday' for some time, so today I'll share this one with you. This is not the most amazing shot by anyone's standards - goodness, I didn't even take the time to see that the grain bins were left out of the frame!! My main purpose for using this shot was to try some photo alteration again. I will share the same image, cropped and altered using two different free programs I have. One is IrfanView, and the other is GIMP.
I have used IrfanView here to simple solarize the image, then I cropped it a tad [to remove those offending grain bins!!]. I love the pinks and greens that resulted from the alteration. I think it needs cropping again, as those two trees on either side are annoying me a little.
This one has been altered a little more using GIMP. I sharpened the image, did an oilify, and then cropped it again. Nothing drastic, but then, that's really not what I was aiming for with this photograph.
I am hoping to have a new computer in a few weeks, and then I can finally load my Adobe program and have some more fun. I'm particularly fond of altering floral images, for using with textile work.
I hope you enjoy the sunset play, and please take a look at some of Scott's work. His equipment and approach to photography is so much more professional than mine, but then, that is what his blog is all about.