license

sign # 4192

sign # 4192

Sometimes (most of the time) it’s difficult to find a pleasant blue sky in this area.  I took this shot on a typically gray, overcast day in Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) but there was a small hint of blue in the sky.  Blue sliders (in Lightroom) to the rescue.

In literature, poetic license is defined as “…the liberty taken by an artist or a writer in deviating from conventional form or fact to achieve a desired effect”.  Photographers have been doing this since the start and I see no reason to stop now.  Oh, I may have nudged the yellow slider, too.

Thank you very much.  You’ve been such a wonderful audience I’d like to give you a bonus photo:

dog # 4322

dog # 4322

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9 thoughts on “license

  1. LensScaper

    Believe it or not we have a blue sky this morning – I’d almost forgotten what blue looked like. Nice piece of observational photography, Ken. Looks like there’s a steep slope ahead for the bike riders. Thanks for the bonus too.

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  2. John Linn

    Really like the first photo… I like the subject and the composition… and I have to say the blue boost does help too. I try to use these color controls with discretion these days but you are certainly are well with-in the bounds of artistic judgment. I do find it tricky to boost blue too much as it get very noisy very quickly, but that can be controlled pretty well in LR too.

    There is a certain quality in the image that makes it look almost like an illustration rather than a photo… an effect that works well and I like!

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, John. All the adjustments were in LR but even in LR you can go too far. I like the amount of control LR affords and I’ve never seen an editor this easy to use.

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  4. ehpem

    Love that first shot. And the use of sliders. LR4 is where I do all my editing these days, and I agree about the ease of use, and control. I am still discovering when far is too far on some of it, but I expect I will settle down sometime in the next decade.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. I expect future versions of LR will incorporate more editing features to allow greater editing capabilities. I really like this v4, though.

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      1. ehpem

        I am exploring the functionality of a timelapse plug-in for LR4 which is really quite remarkable. It seems like a surprisingly versatile program with all the things that people can make it do (and share with us).

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