Here, on the right, is a look at how a photo I took today looks straight out of the camera (SOOC if you are photo savy). On the left, is how it looked when I was done playing with it. I take the photo from my camera into a photo editing site called Picnik and play with various settings, adding and subtracting, until I am happy with how it looks. This second phase is a bit like painting. This is usually my therapy after work ~ I sit with my laptop and play with a photo until it is a new creation. Many times, it is hard to determine which rendition of the photo I prefer. Then, I usually have some fun finding a quote or coming up with a clever title for my photo before posting it on Flickr. That is how I have been spending these dark, damp evenings after work!
I have been determined to work on improving my focus with my photos. Part of that is just plain concentrating on holding the camera still, but also working with the new lens with manual focus. So many things come so easily to me, I am not used to working so hard on acheiving something. I am happy to say that I am seeing the results and reaping the rewards of my determination.
For Shutter Sisters this month, I have chosen the word focus as my theme for a month of photos. Here they are so far.
I am enjoying putting my thinking cap on every day for this project.
So, that is what's been happening around here!