A Finer Clarity

Sangudo Trucks-Edit-2-Edit-Edit

Sangudo Trucks-Edit-2-Edit-Edit

Sangudo Trucks-Edit-3

Sangudo Trucks-Edit-3

Sangudo Trucks-Edit-Edit

Sangudo Trucks-Edit-Edit

Adobe Photoshop CS6 has been platform for creating, or perhaps better stated, re-creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) images from RAW files that had been used with NiK Software’s HDR Efex Pro. The process is new with a different sequence of steps – using Adobe Bridge to identify and find photos is one step changing things. And, then, the image result has less halo surrounding subjects within the photograph. The image created this morning is from the Alaska Highway Construction Museum in Sangudo, Alberta from a year or two ago. The clarity and detail is substantially finer using the Adobe Photoshop CS6 process to create the HDR – edges have greater fidelity to what was observed.

Quote to Consider – “In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.” – August Sander (sounds like an HDR image making kind of quote)

Listening to – Zoe Keating’s Album, ‘Into the Trees;’ ‘Optimist,’ ‘Don’t Worry,’ and ‘Escape Artist.’

P.S. – It has finally happened; that photo-a-day that should have resulted in 365 posts in one year – intended from 2011 to 2012 – has only just been achieved within this photo-blog post … 365 posts with many, many photos … the milestone, intended, has arrived and it’s only taken from 2011 to 2015. Thank you, to all who have been a part of encouraging this endeavor. Good schtuff! 😉

  4 comments for “A Finer Clarity

  1. LB
    February 9, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Congrats on your version of Post a Day!

    • February 15, 2015 at 6:12 PM

      Hey there, Laurie:

      Thanks for the Congratz. I read your comment while at Teacher Conference in Edmonton, this week; and, you’ve had me consider a more accurate statement of what I’ve been doing is to attend to images on a daily basis – I am almost always editing at least one, two or three photos a day. And, the other thing I’m doing is editing many photos for school, ones that I don’t post here – basketball games, school riots, outreach trips and graduation ceremonies and the like. Quite possibly it’s more accurate to say that these years along the way to a photo-a-day have really been an edit-a-day, if this makes sense.

      The last two weeks have been good for workshops – Bill Brandley offered a workshop session for what we teach in Career Technology Studies and then I was able to take in a photography session during conference last Friday.

      Good, good. Thanks for looking in. 😉

  2. February 16, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Edit three, like the sky in that, grainy and textured. Has a kind of matte feel to the whole picture. Glad you made your target, and editing as well, very impressive.


    • February 22, 2015 at 10:07 AM

      Hey there, Jim:

      Reading your comment, ‘making my target’ transposed to that of ‘meeting my target.’ The phrase transformed to that of meeting an entity that I proposed in the fall of 2011, an amorphous, pursuable entity that would evolve with each click of the shutter button and each edit of an image … on the editing side moving from Google’s Picasa, to Adobe Lightroom, to Google’s NiK Software, to Topaz and finally back to Adobe CS6. And, all this was initiated in a Scott Kelby World-wide Photo-walk and meeting a crew of photographers in Fort St. John, British Columbia on October 1, 2011.

      With the matte feel – textures and grainy – sort of cool; perhaps it is a different way to create nostalgia through tone and atmosphere.

      Good schtuff!

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