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Week 23 GPlus Project 52
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The challenge for this week was a photo taken and posted straight out of the camera (SOOC). A good exercise to do to help rely less on post production to make the photo I wanted. If I knew I was going to use this shot, or a shot from this shoot, I should have had my camera shoot in JPEG or at least JPEG+RAW. As it stands this is a shot that did go to Aperture but only to have Aperture convert it to JPEG. No adjustments, no Topaz Labs plug-ins, just SOOC. It's similar to my last posting, but is a completely different shot. This is one of the last shots of my shooting and if I remember the sun was just about gone.
You can view this, and the rest of my Project 52 photos here.
It should be no surprise that I took some bracket shots of the waterfalls from the other day. I'm not so happy with the HDR shots as I was with the normal shots, which for me is a little strange, but I think the blame goes on me, I rushed the shots. Note to self, and other photographers, don't go to a shoot with someone who's not a photographer, you'll end up feeling rushed even if they're in the car chatting happily on the phone oblivious to your shooting.
Monday, as just about everyone knows, Apple gave a peek at a couple of its updates in the operating systems arena, both mobile and desktop. Most people knew what to expect in the first half, OS X Lion is coming in July. And although I knew what most of the updated stuff was going to be I still found myself wanting to update right then and there. I mean why wouldn't you? It's $30, and I don't have to run down to a store to get it. Actually, I couldn't if I wanted to, but that's another story. But it's the second half of the presentation that was more, interesting, if you're an iOS person.