I found using Nik software (especially silver efex and color efex) helped by looking at images with different adjustments made by the software to my original. After a while you'll see patterns of adjustments for certain looks and then you can just use lightroom etc. or continue with Nik. I don't know how google buying Nik has affected it but they probably still have a trial download to try. Hopefully it works with lightroom 2.
There was an ancient Indian burial ground and village found during construction on the CSU Long Beach campus. For the last 44 years there has been an annual Pow Wow on the site.
Always an inspiration Clemsongirl, but I'll stick with minimal post processing for now. Cuda2k - that's great - your flowing water shows the individual droplets and looks "real" - I find those silky, long exposure waterfall shots to be a bit of a cliché.
Here are a few shots from a trip north of the City over the weekend.
Always an inspiration Clemsongirl, but I'll stick with minimal post processing for now.
Just some toning on the two pow wow monochrom's! The difference between the two camera/lens combinations i used that day had more of an impact than post :>) The day also had some very interesting conversations about Native American spirituality.
.....snowshoeing in the Algonquin Park area ftw!!!
Shot these the other day while visiting Longwood Gardens. A trip we made to break the weariness that has set in from a L O N G winter.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
On my way up the mountain I encountered a light drizzle, and then the sun came out. I knew there would be a rainbow somewhere nearby, but I didn't expect it to be this spectacular! And Mt Shuksan was just starting to shed its cloud cover.