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Monday, March 25, 2013

Thanks for all the advice!

Last week, I blogged about my Ceanothus blue photo color problems. Thank you to all who took the time to write me with advice. I decided to start with the easiest to implement advice and work myself up to more sophisticated solutions that will take a learning-curve on my part.

I took one of the photos from the original blog - this one - and adjusted the color - see the results below:
Color-adjusted Ceanothus 'Concha' photo

Original photo:

Ceanothus 'Concha' original
So, I think that was a good start. My approach was to open the image in an editing program and adjust the color there. It took me hours to figure out how to use the software enough to get to this point. 

So, I am happy with my initial effort and feel so successful at completing something that's been bugging me for years. 

I am really excited about learning more on this topic and look forward to delving deeper. Will report back as I learn more.

1 comment:

  1. Well done, Susan!

    Does your software have "color/tint/contrast"?

    My Canon software does and I am seldom at a loss. I can manipulate the photo to suit just about every weather or overexposed condition.

    As Andrew said on the CNPS listserve, you can "bracket" your exposures, if your camera has a "manual" setting. This permits you to take one photo 1/2 stop ABOVE, one at normal and one at 1/2 below, or whatever adjustment you may need.

    One is bound to be v-e-r-y close to "real-time".

    Alain...Valley Center