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Posts tagged “African Grey Parrot

Morning Rain

I woke up extra early this morning, anticipating some early  cloud coverage and a spectacular sunrise.  I was half right… It was pouring down rain and the clouds were so thick you couldn’t even tell sunrise happened until the sun was well above the mountains.  But storm fronts are cool whether rain or snow, so I went out and shot for an hour or two before work…

I went straight to work after shooting a few scenics, and took a couple of animal pictures, to round out the day…

Bailey-Blue and Gold Macaw

Nina

Chinchilla Closeup

And an obligatory water-macro-abstract-thing…

Yup...water...

It’s nice to be getting shots, even if they aren’t the ones I had hoped for…

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Some Random Stuff…

Well…I’ve been a long-standing advocate for photo editing software that is NOT produced by Adobe.  My entire photographic “career”, I have avoided purchasing the likes of Photoshop, Photoshop elements, or any of the Adobe Creative Suites.  Sure, they are fantastic programs with fantastically deep levels of manipulation and control.  However, I have never had a need for so much depth and power.  And the cost has always been preventative.

Well, a good friend of mine upgraded from CS2 to CS4 last week.  So he gave me his copy of CS2.  So I figured I would learn how to finally use my camera to it’s fullest potential, shoot in RAW format, and use a powerful program for processing.  I still find I don’t need all the extras and depth, and I find myself wondering when I will ever use the heavy manipulation processes.  But I’m a wannabe geek, so it’s fun to play around…

Itty-Bitty Feeding Frenzy

Water Cascade

My Girl, Nina

Caught in the Act

I don’t know.  I don’t think the program is that much better than the Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro series.  Sure, it has more power.  But will I ever use it?  I don’t know.  But it sure is fun to play around…

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