Daily Archives: January 5, 2015

need for speed

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I shot this reflection of a warning light in at the bay outlet not long ago.  Alert followers may know I fond of reflections and I thought this would make a nice, stark composition.  It didn’t require much tuning in Lightroom to get the color and contrast right but you may notice that the same image (below) has numerous tiny spots throughout the light and dark areas.  It’s much more noticeable in the full resolution version.  I find the spots distracting so I used the Spot Removal tool in LR to remove them.  I do this with the image enlarged to 100% to get as many of the spots cloned out and it’s easy but time consuming to do.  These files are about 28 MB in the RAW state.  They are converted to the dng format when imported into LR which helps keep the file size down but even at this size it puts a strain on my computer.

I mentioned my computer problems in this post.  On New Years Eve the PC died but I was able to resurrect it with a new power supply and it seems fine now.  The good folks at LyteSpeed Computers had it back to me on Jan, 2, a very fast turn around.  I have decided on the repair rather than purchase a new PC because I would like to wait for Windows 10, Microsoft’s next OS, which will be a better fit for me rather that Win 8.    The new PC will be able to handle this type of editing much faster than I can presently do with what I have now but it’s worth the wait.  Thanks to every one for their suggestions for PCs.  I have a good idea of what the next purchase will be, hopefully in the second quarter of this year.

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