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Just another bridge
I have a number of shots of the Golden Gate from different vantage points and different processing techniques. Today's shot is a single image that I worked on for awhile to get it to pop a little. The morning was dull and grey, and the photo was just as dull and grey. I didn't want to do anything drastic like masking out the grey clouds for a sunnier, bluer, less cloudy sky (though I did try, and it looked horrible), but I wanted there to be something in the sky. Working with contrast and the excellent Topaz Clarity, I was able to get something out of the clouds. I sharpened, saturated, and brightened the bridge to get it to pop a little more. All in all I like the finished version 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.