We decided to grab some chicken and head out to one of our area lakes this evening. It was worth it! I took many photos and so did Ed. This was my favorite and I did tweak it a bit in my photo editing software. I can’t help myself, even though the photo was good SOOC (straight out of the camera), it is even better after the enhancements from Paint Shop Pro X. Click on the first photo for a better view, then use the arrows on the photo to better see the differences between the two.
Enhanced with PSP X
I made the yellows and blues more vivid and also added a little more contrast. Anytime you resize your digital images for the web, they also need to be sharpened too. I may have gone a bit overboard, but photography is considered an art and is subject to what you think looks good. I don’t care for certain styles of paintings that are considered classics and painted by the masters. So, the bottom line is if you like it, then that is all that matters and guess what? I like it!
Taking photos is my hobby and learning how to compose and tweak them is the fun part. The settings on any camera can also change the mood of a shot. It really wasn’t as late in the day as this image portrays and you can tell that from the position of the setting sun. So, what is perceived as something is not always the case… you know, just like some people, fake as fake can be. There is another difference in the photos, did you notice it? The top of the tree was cut off in the original shot, I didn’t like that so cloned part of the limbs out where the tree ends before the top of the photo. Fake, I tell you, fake! 😉