Experiment

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    1. Oh how cool you think this is fascinating, Andrew. The artistic possibilities open to a photographer these days is endless. I don’t know a 10th if not less then that, but what I do know I am playing with! May you have a great day! (smiles) xo

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  1. Good job, Amy. I’m thinking of investing in some better photo editing software, but I’d prefer something extremely simple since basically all I do is play with the saturation and contrast and do a little cropping, maybe sharpen or blur depending on the effect I want, and occasionally I have to tilt a picture a little. I’ve looked at Photoshop on-line and it seems to have way more features than I’ll ever use, but there aren’t a lot of alternatives in my price range. Is Photoshop difficult to learn?

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    1. CM, the only way you can “purchase” PS is through Adobe Creative Cloud, and it’s a package. There is a monthly fee (I believe it is $10 per month) but that includes a LOT of programs you can choose from. Lightroom is one of them. If anywhere, I’d choose Lightroom to begin because it is simpler then Photoshop. They both have the same features but they are set up differently. The only thing that was difficult for me with LR was to figure out how to get a photograph in the editing room. I use Bridge to store all my originals, but some people actually use LR. To me it is more confusing. Word of caution … the beginning learning curve can be very frustrating. There are many tutorials to watch in order to understand how to begin. Neither PS or LR are simple. There are simple aspects to both once you get the hang of them. Hope this helped you. xo

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  2. It’s always fun to play with the effects and other options available for enhancing and affecting photos. That’s a really nice result. While it’s very different from the original, it’s not outlandish, and visually it’s quite pleasing.

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    1. Agreed it is fun to play with effects and other, Timothy. Thank you so much for the high praise! Any praise coming from a photographer I cherish! So glad you like my creation. I toned the final entry down a lot due to it being at first outlandish, or so I thought. Thank you for confirming this.

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    1. Thank you so much, Erika! And another thank you for the feedback regarding the colors I use as my background. No one much mentions the colors so when I read what you wrote, it brightened my day. I really attempt to have the colors of the seasons as my background. xo

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      1. To be honest, I just recognized the background this time and thought how great it was fitting the photos. Then I remembered that you are adjusting the background all the time and it displays your photos so beautifully! Wonderful idea💖

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    1. It is fun, Irene, and rather addicting if I may say so. Those sliders are amazing at what can be created and the choices one has these days ….. endless! Yes it is time demanding which is a big reason why I don’t often play around like this often. I have more to my life then just photography. (smile) xo

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    1. You are welcome, Dan. Software these days is fantastic and so much darn fun! Our paths seemed to miss a step or two there and I so wanted you of all people to see my family. I don’t often post all of my kids but I did on Sunday. Here is that link if you would like to just quick take a peek. There’s also a story about hubby that I believe you can relate to. https://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com/2019/09/22/meet-the-family/

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  3. Really cool effects. The thing I noticed was that I didn’t even see the reds in the background (upper 1/3 of photo) on the original photo – until the final edited one. The reds really popped. You as the artist can have complete control of your creative process – directing your audience to the features you wish them to see. Quite cool really!! Have a great week! Much love to you! Donna

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    1. SO glad you enjoyed seeing the creative progress, Donna! It’s quite fun and yes very challenging. It all started with me taking the picture as I chose how to get my audience to immediately look at the middle tree. The possibilities are endless in these huge editing rooms! If I really had the time to apply, I can only imagine what I could do. May you have a great week too! I’m determined to get my gardens done so today I began the laborious job of fertilizing. Tough to do after a leg workout at the gym! Thank goodness for liniment!! Much Love to you!! xo

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    1. You’re not alone, Amy. I could play infinitely. I rely on what “pops” out at me especially with the filters. If I just had photography in my life …. I could learn so much more. xo

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  4. Wonderful tutorial and images and yes you would have fooled me.. lol… Knowing just how your Autumn fall always seems to be brighter than ours over in England..
    Your photo series cheered me no end.. Today we have torrential rain and wind outside, the temps have now dropped drastically from last week.. So snuggled up this afternoon with computer after a morning finishing sewing together my sweater knitting project..
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend with more Sunny weather to come.. ❤ before those leaves turn for real ❤ 🙂

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    1. Cool! GRIN!! I didn’t want to make this picture too far out so for you to say it really looks real, gives me more confidence to continue in this vein of editing. SO happy my pictures cheered you to no end, Sue. Temps here too have fallen but today was a bit warmer so I found myself in a park that brought heaven to me. Those images will be coming soon. You have a great weekend too! I plan on having one! xo

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