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I've been sitting on this photo now for awhile. When I shot this I was looking for something else for one of my weekly theme projects but when I saw this I didn't want to ignore it because I was looking for something else. When shooting the shot my original intention was that it should be converted to black and white to better emphasize the striping in the water, which I hadn't really seen before quite like this. I wasn't happy with the black and white versions that I did, so as kind of a last resort I just began desaturating the photo. Between the very blue sky and blue water the photo just had too much blue so desaturating helped deal with that. It also cut down on the distracting surrounding hills. Though I found the darker greens got too dark so I lightened them up just a bit.
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.